The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
L. B. Coates (Schooner), 9 Apr 1874

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      A fine new schooner called the L.B. COATES made her first appearance in the harbor yesterday on her maiden trip. She is 112 ft. keel, 25 ft. beam and 8 1/2 ft. hold; carrying capacity for lumber about 225,000 ft. The new craft is not the "most beautiful that has come out this season" or the "strongest afloat," but she is well constructed, and though designed for carrying on a comparatively light draught of water posses a very good model. She is designed for a substantial business vessel, and such she is. She is attired in a fashionable sea-going coat of white. She was built in Saugatuck, by Martel, and is owned by O.R. Johnson & Co. Capt. Archer has command. - Chicago Inter Ocean.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 9, 1874 3-5

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L. B. Coates (Schooner), 9 Apr 1874