The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chester B. Jones (Schooner), 1 Aug 1873

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A new schooner named the CHESTER B. JONES was launched from the Wheeler's yard at Saginaw recently. The Enterprise says: "Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 167 ft.; over all 175 ft.; breath of beam 32 ft.; depth of hold 12 ft.; custom house measurement, 493.71 tons. Her carrying capacity is estimated at 36,000 bu. corn, or 600,000 ft. of lumber, and she presents a strong and servicable appearance. When loaded she will draw 13 ft. of water. She wull carry 3 masts, will be steel and wire rigged, and will be what is known as a three-and-aft schooner.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 21, 1873 3-4

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The new schooner called the CHESTER B. JONES was launched at Saginaw on Thursday last. She is a three-and-aft rigged craft.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, August 18, 1873

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Chester B. Jones (Schooner), 1 Aug 1873