The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wings of the Wind (Schooner), 8 Nov 1855

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ANOTHER NEW SCHOONER. -- The 'WINGS OF THE WIND" is the name of a new clipper schooner now taking in her first cargo for Milwaukee. She was built by Messrs. Bidwell & Banta of this city, for Messrs. D. & B. Smith of Cleveland. Her dimensions are as follows: -- Length over all, 142 feet; bean 26 feet 3 inches; depth of hold, 10 feet 11 inches; tonnage 370 register, with a capacity of 15,000 buhels of wheat. She is a splendid looking craft, and is under the command of Capt. G. Muldon, an old and experienced sailor. Her cargo consists of 2500 barrels of apples and 1000 barrels salt.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 8, 1855
      MARINE NEWS-- The schooner WINGS OF THE WIND, just completed at the shipyard of Bidwell, Banta & Buffalo, for Mr. ? Smith. ???? {poor copy}
      Buffalo Express
      November 9, 1855
Schooner WINGS OF THE WIND. Of 370 tons. Built Buffalo 1855 by Bidwell & Banta. Owned by Pratt & Co. Home port, Buffalo. Value $9,200. Class B 1.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

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Wings of the Wind (Schooner), 8 Nov 1855