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Grand Turk (Schooner), U10216, 14 May 1859

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The Port Clinton Democrat states that the schooner GRAND TURK, Capt. Traverse, reached that port on Monday last, and is now taking in a cargo of ship planks and oak lumber, at the mill of Reynale & Scott, at that place, preparatory to clearing for Liverpool. She is a fine vessel of 300 tons burthen, and will carry 150,000 feet of lumber as her cargo.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 10, 1859

The Detroit Advertiser says:-- By a letter to Messrs Trowbridge, Wilcox & Co., from a London House, we learn that the schooner GRAND TURK, Capt. Starkweather, arrived at Portsmouth June 27, on route for Hamburg. A trip to the Mediterranean was talked of for the TURK.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      July 16, 1859
      The sailing of the BLACK HAWK, says the Detroit Advertiser, makes the fifteenth clearance from this port for Europe, direct, this season. The following is the list with the names of the Masters, dates of sailing, and cargoes.
      Rig Vessel Master Date sailed Cargo
      Schooner J. F. WARNER Manning May 8 staves
      Schooner R. H. HARMON Burke May 8 staves
      Brig J. G. DESHLER Gale May 11 staves
      Schooner G. D. DOUSMAN Smith May 11 staves
      Brig CAROLINE Mallott May 15 staves & lumber
      Schooner GOLD HUNTER Pomeroy May 14 staves
      Schooner GRAND TURK Stakweather May 14 lumber
      Schooner C. H. WALKER Rummage May 16 lumber
      Barque VANGUARD Davis May 21 staves
      Schooner St. HELENA Hall May 23 staves
      Barque CHIEFTAIN Wolvin May 29 staves
      Barque D. C. PIERCE Pennington June 1 staves & lumber
      Schooner EVELINE BATES Peterson June 1 staves & lumber
      Schooner HUGH BARCLAY Chadwick June 16 staves
      Barque ALLIES Farewell June 18 staves & lumber
      Brig BLACK HAWK Alexander June 24 staves
      Besides these, the schooner REPUBLICAN, Captain Coville, left Milan June 1; Barque W. S. PIERSON, Captain Root, Black River June 9th; Barque MASSILION, Capt. Ranson, Cleveland June 10th; and Barque N. M. SCOTT, Capt. Thorsen, from Milwaukee, passed Detroit June 10th, all bound for Europe.
      The schooners INDUS and ADDA, and the Brig SULTAN, also have cleared from Lake Ports for American ports on the Atlantic coast with cargoes of lumber.
      Of the sixteen vessels sailing from Detroit, a majority are laden with staves, and all either with staves or lumber, or both.
      The BLACK HAWK is probably the last one to leave this season.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      June 27, 1859
Schooner GRAND TURK. U. S. No. 10216. Of 204.36 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Grand Turk (Schooner), U10216, 14 May 1859