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Major Anderson (Bark), U16326, 13 Apr 1861

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VESSEL LAUNCHES. -- A large bark to be called the MAJOR ANDERSON is to be launched in Cleveland tomorrow afternoon.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 12, 1861

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NEW VESSELS AT CLEVELAND. -- The following are the official Custom House measurements of the vessels built at this port this season:
Propeller EMPIRE, built by Quayle & Martin for the N. T. Company. Length 136 feet; breadth 25 feet 10 inches; depth 12 feet; burthen 393 10-95 tons.

Schooner RAVENNA, built by Quayle & Martin for Geo. W. Bissell, Detroit. Length 138.75 feet; beam 26.2 feet; depth 11.88 feet; burthen 404 8-95 tons.

Schooner CITY OF CHICAGO, built by Peck & Masters for Lockwood & Kinney, of Buffalo. Length 140.56 feet; beam 30.14 feet; depth 11.26 feet; burthen 437 50-95 tons.

      Schooner CITY OF MILWAUKEE, built by Peck & Masters, for Lockwood & Kinney of Buffalo. Length 140.55 feet; beam 29.94 feet; depth 11.30 feet; burthen 436 53-95 tons.

      Schooner CITY OF BUFFALO, built by Peck & Masters, for Lockwood & Kinney of Buffalo. Length 143.78 feet; 30.17 feet; depth 11.4 feet; burthen 455 tons

      Schooner NARRAGAUSETT, built by Quayle & Martin, for R. H. Harmon, T. Quayle, and J. Martin. Length 139.95 feet; beam 26.13 feet; depth 10.97 feet; burthen 398 20-95 tons.

      Schooner MAJOR ANDERSON, built by Irs Laffrinier for H.C. Winslow. Length 153.87 feet; beam 33.22 feet; depth 12.13 feet; burthen 568 11-95 tons.

      The new schooner NARRAGAUSETT was launched from Quayle & Martin's yard yesterday. ---- Cleveland Herald, 10th.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 15, 1861
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The bark MAJOR ANDERSON, built at Cleveland by Ira Laffrinier, during the past winter, at a cost of $22,000, arrived in port this morning with a cargo of nearly 23,000 bushels of wheat. The ANDERSON is owned by H. J. Winslow, Esq., of Cleveland, and is about as fine a looking craft as any of her class that floats on the lakes. Her extreme length over all is 158 feet; her breadth of beam 33 feet; her depth of hold 12 feet; and her tonnage 568. She is heavily sparred and carries, in all about 2,800 yards of canvas. Covering her entire stern is a large and well executed painting of Fort Sumter. She is commanded by Capt. Jones, formerly of the WILLIAM CASE, of Cleveland. Her sailing qualities are not, it seems, remarkable, as she left Milwaukee on the 13th inst., but we may add that head winds have detained her considerably, and that she broke her steering gear 30 miles this side of Point au Pelee, thus causing a detention of about 24 hours.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 22, 1861
Bark MAJOR ANDERSON. U. S. No. 16326. Of 434.22 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1866


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Major Anderson (Bark), U16326, 13 Apr 1861