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Eveline Bates (Schooner), U7322, 18 Jun 1859

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The schooner EVELINE BATES, Capt. John Patterson, leaves Detroit today for Europe, laden with ship plank and west India staves. She was chartered by T. N. Wilson, Esq., of New Baltimore, where she took on her cargo. She is an A 1 vessel of 322 tons. her captain is an old and experienced navigator, and well worthy of the craft he commands.
      Buffalo daily Republic
      June 15, 1859
      The sailing of the BLACK HAWK, says the Detroit Advertiser, makes the fiftheenth clearance from this port for Eurioe, 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
      THE SCHOONER ELI BATES. -- A letter was received this morning, says the Detroit Advertiser of yesterday, by a gentleman in this city accouncing the arrival in Liverpool of the schooner ELI BATES, one of the last of the lake fleet. She reached Liverpoolon the 2d inst. It will be remembered that the E. BATES, Capt. Peterson, left here June 13th, with a cargo of lumber and staves, shipped here by Crosby & Dickinson, and loaded at New Baltimore.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      August 18, 1859

      It was the schooner ELLEN BATES, that arrived at Liverpool, that we noticed yesterday, and not the ELI BATES. The latter vessel, Capt. Davidson, is now in the Chicago and Saginaw trade.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      August 19, 1859
Schooner EVELINE BATES. U. S. No. 7322. Of 283.87 tons. Home port, Fairport, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Eveline Bates (Schooner), U7322, 18 Jun 1859