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Andes (Brig), U402, 10 Mar 1847

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Building at Toledo the Polacre brig ANDES of about 300 tons, Building by J.P. Arnold for Lewis & Beardsley of Oswego and Fitch & Co., of Toledo. The ANDES will be commanded by Capt. Lester Peavy and is intended to do business between Toledo and Oswego. Length of keel, 122 feet; length overall, 130 feet; breadh of beam, 24 feet; dfepth of hold, 9 feet 6 inches.
      Cleveland Herald [weekly]
      Wed. March 10, 1847

MARINE INTELLIGENCE -- The new brig ANDES, built by J.P. Arnold at Toledo, was launched on April 17th from the shipyard located near the steam mill at Toledo.
      Buffalo Express
      April 19, 1847

      A SAIL -- We have just examined the new vessel on the stocks near the steam mill, in this place, and obtained some particulars that will be interesting to some of our readers.
      Her length of keel is 122 feet
      " " overall, 130 feet
      Breadth of beam, 24 feet
      Depth of hold, 9 feet 6 inches
      Her measurement about 300 tons
      She is named the ANDES, and her rig, which is to be completed here, will be that of a Polacre Brig.
      The ANDES is being built by J. P. Arnold, for Lewis & Beardsley, of Oswego, and Fitch & Co. of this place, to be commanded by Capt. Lester Peavy.
Her model is said, by good judges, to be admirable. It appears to us to combine about all the good points to be found in any vessel we have seen. Of the quality of timber we claim to know something, and we can testify strongly in favor of that put into the ANDES. It would make a Connecticut ar Kennebeck river ship-architect envious to look at the long, clear, hard plank that covers this vessel. Most of the plank are of the species of white oak, known by some as burroak -- now becoming much sought after for ship building, and found here in great abundance.
      Mr. Arnold built the IRELAND, which left this river last spring, and has been justly admired for its superior build, and admirable arrangement. His reputation will, we trust, be increased by this new product of his science and skill.
The ANDES is intended to do business between Toledo and Oswego. -- Toledo Blade
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, March 10, 1847

RIG: Schooner (Pre-list 1869) Brig (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
OFFlClAL NO: 402
GROSS; 205.95 (Pre-list.; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
HOME PORT: Detroit, Mi (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871- 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885
      The ANDES, for many years a well known brig on the lakes, which it will be remembered was dismasted on Lake Erie some weeks since and towed to this port for the purpose of being reconstructed, has been converted into a fore-and-aft schooner and entirely removed of top hamper aloft. She has been provided with new spars, sails and rigging and presents quite an improvemed appearance. It is but a short time since she was thoroughly rebuilt, and since the alteration in her fit out has proved a capital sailor. She left this port a few days since bound eastward.
      Detroit Post
      August 19, 1867

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Andes (Brig), U402, 10 Mar 1847