The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chattanooga (Schooner), 13 Apr 1899

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W. C. Richardson and others of Cleveland have purchased from Capt. James Davidson of West Ray City, Mich. for $70,000 the CHICKAMAUGA. one of the largest wooden schooners on the lakes, and which was built at the Davidson yards last year. She is 330 feet in length, 45 feet beam and 26 feet depth. The CHICKAMAUGA will tow behind the steel steamer SAMUEL MITCHELL, in which Capt. Richardson is interested with Wm. Chisholm and others, formerly controlling owners in the Cleveland Rolling Mill Co. A corporation will be formed for the management of these two vessels. The CHICKAMAUGA is being fitted with a steam towing machine.
      The Marine Review
      February 9, 1899

The Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. has purchased for $70,000 the CHATTANOOGA one of the large wooden schooners constructed last year at the yard of Capt. James Davidson. West Bay City, Mich. She will tow this season behind either the PONTIAC or FRONTENAC. The CHATTANOOGA is a sister vessel of the CHICKAMAUGA which Capt. Davidson sold a few weeks ago to W.C. Richardson and others of Cleveland.
      The Marine Review
      April 13, 1899

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Chattanooga (Schooner), 13 Apr 1899