Two new steamboats are now building at this point, one for Mahlon Kingman of this city, and one for Gen. Chas. M. Read of Erie. The first will be 275 feet in length and 1300 tons burthen; - the other 235 feet in length and 900 tons. They will both be ready for the spring trade. A mammoth steamer of 1,705 tons burthen is also building on the St. Clair, for Capt. Walker of Buffalo. She will be called the SHEAKESPEARE, and will also be out next spring. There are several vessels building a various points along the Lakes, some of which are designed for the present fall trade, while others are not contemplated to be ready before next spring. One to be termed the ITHACA, of about 250 tons burthen, is building at Milan, by H. Chase & Co., Capt. Scoville and Jason Parker, of this city. She will be in commission by the 1st of Oct. next.
Cleveland Weekly Herald
Wednesday, September 15, 1847
NOTE:-- The SHAKESPEARE, was finished as a brig.
The ITHACA is the name of a new fore-and-aft schooner which made her first appearance in our harbor yesterday. She was built at Milan, by Solomon Ruggles, for H. Chase of that place, and Mr. Jason Barker of this city, and Capt. Erastus Scovill, formerly of the schooner PURITAN, who is to sail her. Her dimensions are as follows:
Length of keel 104 feet, breadth of beam 24 feet, depth of hold 8 feet 6 inches, and rates 200 tons Custom House measurement, and draws when loaded , 8 feet 6 inches. She is as fine a craft as has been put in commission this season.
Saturday, October 16, 1847
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NAME: ITHICA (Pre-list; 1869); ITHACA (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879)
OFFICIAL NO: 12081
GROSS: 144.29 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879)
HOME PORT: Chicago, IL (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879.
Mvus, pre-list to 1885