The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. B. Ogden (Schooner), 7 Apr 1857

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NEW SCHOONER. -- The new schooner W. B. OGDEN, from the yard of Wm. Jones, Black River, came into the harbor a few days since. She is a very staunch built vessel of 358.5 tons burden; Length 142 feet; breadth of beam 26 feet; depth of hold 10 feet 6 inches. She is owned by H. J. Winslow of Chicago, and commanded by Capt. Lucas, under whose charge she will run in the grain trade between Chicago and Oswego. Her capacity is about 18,000 bushels of wheat. She will be ready for sea in a couple of weeks. -- Cleveland herald.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, April 7, 1857

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      A beautiful schooner, which now lies in the harbor, is just from the ship yard of Quayle & Martin. She is called the CHAS. H. WALKER; is 136 ft. in length, 26 ft. in breadth, and has a depth of 11 ft., and a tonnage of about 376 tons. She has a carrying capacity for 17,000 bushels of wheat, and will run during the season between Chicago and Oswego under the charge of Capt. Wm. Rynaud. Towards the close of navigation, she will, it is expected take a cargo of beef at Chicago and take it directly to Liverpool. The CHAS. H. WALKER was built for and is owned by Mr. H. J. Winslow, of Chicago. Mr. Winslow also has another staunch vessel now lying in the harbor from the ship yard of Wm. Jones of Black River. She is called the WM. B. OGDEN; her length is 135 ft., breadth 26 ft., and depth of hold 10 1/2 ft., and her tonnage 358. She can pass the canal, and will sail during the season between Oswego and Chicago in charge of Capt. Lucas. - Cleve, Plain, 29th.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 2, 1859

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W. B. Ogden (Schooner), 7 Apr 1857