The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Robert Hollister (Schooner), 8 May 1847

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NEW VESSELS. -- We have just returned from our shipyard, where our eyes have been feasted with a survey of the finest modelled fore-and-after at the upper end of the lakes. This schooner is about 300 tons measurement; length of keel 115 feet, length overall 120 feet; breadth of beam 25 feet; depth of hold 10 feet. Her master builder is Mr. Thomas J. Purvis, a citizen of Perrysburgh. Her owners, Messrs. Hollister and Keeler, are also citizens. She is intended to do business between Buffalo and the foot of the rapids. -- Perrysburgh Revalie
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, March 10, 1847
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      LAUNCH. -- The schooner ROBERT HOLLISTER, was launched at Perrysburgh on Saturday last. The HOLLISTER is some 300 tons burthen, 115 feet keel, 26 feet bean, depth of hold 10 feet, and will be about 5 feet draught of water. This vessel is building by Mr. B. F. Hollister and Capt. Chas. I. Keeler, T. J. Purvis, Master Builder. Capt. Keeler is to be in command. -- Maumee Times.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, May 12, 1847
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      NEW CRAFT. -- We had the pleasure on Saturday to notice the arrival, from the foot of the Rapids, of two beautiful new schooners, both produced by Maumee and Perrysburgh mechanics and highly creditable to their skill and taste.
      That built in Perrysburgh is named ROBERT HOLLISTER, and is of the dimension following:
      Length 120 feet
      Breadth 26 feet
      Depth 10 feet
      The HOLLISTER is under the command of Capt. Keeler, with Witkinson for mate and trusty Perrysburgh lads for seamen, all of whom are of the right sort.
      The Maumee schooner ALVIN BRONSON is fully rigged and, as she lies at anchor in the harbor, presents as fine a specimen of the lake-schooner as could be desired.
      Her length is 118 feet
      Breadth 25 feet
      Depth 10 feet
      She is commanded by Capt. Gilmore. -- Toledo Blade.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, June 2, 1847

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Robert Hollister (Schooner), 8 May 1847