The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cormorant (Propeller), 1 Aug 1873

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      The stmb. CORMORANT, being built at Louis Lafrinier's yard for Messrs. H.J. & R.K. Winslow, will probably be launched at Cleveland during the present week. The measures 213 ft. keel, 34 ft. beam and 14 ft. deep. She is commanded by Capt. Albert Little, and will be engaged in the Marquette ore trade.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 13, 1873 3-5

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      The new stmb. CORMORANT took her departure last evening for Chicago, this being her first trip out. She was built by Louis Lafrinier for Messrs. H.J. & R.K. Winslow, of Buffalo, and is of the following dimensions: Length of keel, 213 ft.; beam, 34 ft. 3 inches; hold 14 ft. in the construction of this vessel no pains have been spared by the owners or builder to make her first class in every particular, and the result of it is that she is pronounced by those competent to judge the finest steam barge that has ever been built at this port. She has 3 masts, fitted with wire-rope rigging, and all the modern improvements in the way of steering and hoisting apparatus, the outfit being furnished by Messrs. Upson & Walton. Forward is a fine cabin for the officers, and aft are the dining room, kitchen and accommodations for the crew, all of which are fitted up in a tasty and convenient manner. The machinery is from the Globe Works of this city, and are powerful and of the best workmanship; the engines being 30 by 30 inches, and 2 boilers each 7 ft. 3 inches by 17 ft. Particular attention was bestowed on the important point of capacity, and it is estimated that she will carry 1,300 tons of iron ore or 45,000 bu. corn besides her fuel. She will be commanded by Capt. Albert Little, with J.H. Parker as mate and James Lord as engineer. The CORMORANT is a valuable acquisition to the already large fleet owned by Messrs. Winslow. She will run at present in the grain trade, but is calculated equally as well for the iron ore business. She left Monday night for Chicago, having in tow the four masted schr. RICHARD WINSLOW. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 10, 1873 3-5

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Cormorant (Propeller), 1 Aug 1873