The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Starke (Schooner), U115474, 1 Apr 1876

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The new schooner STARKE , owned by Captain Tighe and others, which was launched last fall at Milwaukee, shows a tonnage of 209.40. The STARKE is considered a very handsome craft by vessel men. She will enter the lumber trade.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, April 15, 1876
Schooner STARKE. U. S. No. 115474. Of 209.48 gross tons; 199.01 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Mich., 1876. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 124.0 x 27.0 x 9.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1890
NOTE:-- The first lake built schooner ever to anchor in Baltimore harbor was the three masted schooner STARKE, built in Milwaukee, Wis, in 1876. The STARKE was bought at Milwaukee last year by Capt. Archer and brought here [Baltimore] and now hails from Lake Charles.
      Extracted from Milwaukee Wisconsin
      July 15, 1897

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Starke (Schooner), U115474, 1 Apr 1876