The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
R. C. Crawford (Bark), 1 Aug 1866

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NEW VESSEL. - Messrs. Smith & Butterfield have just launched a new and beautiful bark from their ship yard at Algonac, called the R.C. CRAWFORD. She is pronounced of fine model. Her dimensions are 127 feet keel, 29 feet beam and 11 feet hold.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 27, 1866
      NEW VESSEL. - The schooner R.C. CRAWFORD, which was launched at Algonac a few days since, has been towed to this port for the reception of her spars, which is being carried out at Campbell & Owen's shipyard. She is a well built craft, and intended for the lumber trade, but is also well adapted for the grain trade. - Detroit Free Press, 31st.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 4, 1866
SCHOONER "R.C. CRAWFORD." - This vessel, built at Algonac, and brought to this city to receive her spars and fit out, was completed yesterday, and sailed last evening on her first voyage. She is chiefly intended for a lumber carrier, and will carry a large load, with a light draft of water. She is owned by Messrs. Smity & Butterfield, and commanded by Capt. Cash, an experienced navigator. - Detroit Free Press, 6th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, October 9, 1866

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R. C. Crawford (Bark), 1 Aug 1866