The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
David Ferguson (Brig), U6098, 22 Apr 1854


Description
Full Text

The schooner ARCTURUS, Capt. J. Barnes, was ready for sea last night, bound for Buffalo. Her cargo is 6,000 bu barley from Chicago -- 11,000 do from Higby's warehouse. The ARCTURUS is, we believe, the largest fore and aft schooner but one, on the lakes, the WILLIAMS. She has one of the patent steerers, a sort of cast iron cap which fits on the rudder head; the wheel is cast iron on a steel barrel, with semi-diamond screws, made by Sylvender Cram, Harvard Place, Boston, and is an exceedingly ingenious contrivance for steering, avoiding the necessity of tightening tiller ropes, &c, in port. The captain of the FERGUSON is having one put into his vessel. They cost $150 each, and we believe the FERGUSON will make the fourth on the lakes. -- Milwaukee Sentinel
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, April 22, 1854



Schooner DAVID FERGUSON. U. S. No. 6098. oF 223.47 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
having Boston steerer
Date of Original:
1854
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.E.7035
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










David Ferguson (Brig), U6098, 22 Apr 1854