The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ida Corning (Schooner), 5 Jul 1881

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A dispatch to the Free Press from East Saginaw says: The new schooner barge T. H. CAHOON, owned by L. P. Mason & Co., was successfully launched Wednesday afternoon. She is 167 feet over all, 31 feet beam, 10 feet 6 inches hold, and is of 434 tons burden, and cost $22,000. She will carry 600,000 feet of lumber. She will be sailed by Captain Peter Edgar, of Cleveland, and will commence loading for Cleveland at $2:75. Two sister craft, about the same size, are nearly completed.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, May 6, 1881

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East Saginaw, July 5. -- The schooner IDA CORNING, built by Mason, Corning & Roberts, and owned by them, for the M line, was launched this evening. She is of the following dimensions: 170 feet keel, 31 feet 6 inches beam, and 10 feet 6 inches hold. She will carry 650,000 feet of lumber, and will run between Saginaw and Buffalo. She will be under the command of Captain M. J. Roberts.
      Cleveland herald
      July 7, 1881
NOTE: The other sister craft is likely the NELLIE MASON

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Ida Corning (Schooner), 5 Jul 1881