The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jennie King (Schooner), 17 Apr 1863

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      The vessel building in this village for D.A. VanValkenburg, of Lockport, is rapidly approaching completion, and presents a very fine appearance. Her builders are the Messrs. Little, of this village. The dimensions are as follows:
      Length 145 ft.
      Breadth 30 ft.
      Depth 12 ft.
      Capacity - 400 tons.
      The day has not been fixed upon to launch her, but we believe it will take place in April. We believe she is intended for the timber trade, but her first trips will be from Buffalo to Chicago, with grain, at least such is the present intention. She will be called the JENNIE KING. - Tonawanda Chief.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 27, 1863 3-4

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      The new bark built at Tonawanda for D.A. Van Valkenburg, of Lockport, was launched on Wednesday afternoon. She is 145 ft. length, 30 ft. beam, 12 1/2 ft. depth of hold, and is christened the JEANNIE P. KING, of buffalo. She was built by Mr. Miller, and is one of the finest vessels on the lakes. It is designed for lake commerce, and will soon be traveling Erie and the upper lakes. She cost about $24,000 and has capacity for about 25,000 bushels of grain. She draws about 6 ft. of water.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 17, 1863 3-4

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Jennie King (Schooner), 17 Apr 1863