The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John G. Deshler (Brig), 8 Apr 1854

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We learn from the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the new brig "JOHN G. DESHLER" will be launched from the stocks in Ohio City, on the 8th. inst., (today) at 3 o'clock P. M. Built by Messrs. Quayle & Martin; owned by Messrs. Handy, Warner & Co.; C. Gale, Master. She is about 390 tons burthen.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, April 8, 1854

      Martin & Quayle will launch from their ship yard at 3 o'clock P. M., the brig JOHN G. DESHLER. For beauty, for strength, and for good workmanship, she surpasses anything of the kind ever launched on the lakes. Dimensions -- length of keel, 135 feet; breadth of beam, 26 feet; depth of hold, 11 feet. She will carry 18,000 bushels of corn. She is owned by Handy, Warner & Co., and will be commanded by Capt. Charles Gale.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Saturday, April 8, 1854

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John G. Deshler (Brig), 8 Apr 1854