The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Citizen (Schooner), U4273, 5 Jun 1872

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A Veteran Craft. - There arrived at this port yesterday the schooner CITIZEN, a veteran craft, which has been in constant service for thirty-seven years, and is without a doubt the oldest vessel afloat on the Northern lakes. She was commissioned and set out on her first voyage in 1835, and besides her master carried a crew of ten men before the mast and two mates. Her first captain was ordered from Quebec. This was deemed necessary from the fact of her being large, and consequently demanding the ability of one of ripe experience. She was built at Erie and is 140 tons burden. Several of those who commanded her in earlier times have long since passed to their final rest. At present she is commanded by Captain Dimmick, who has been a life-long sailor. The CITIZEN has had one thorough rebuild, and is as seaworthy as in her palmy days. She came here with a full cargo of coal.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 5, 1872

Schooner CITIZEN. U. S. No. 4273. Of 116.27. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Citizen (Schooner), U4273, 5 Jun 1872