The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Friday, June 14, 1867

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MORE LAUNCHES AT GREEN BAY - The beautiful new bark Lotta was launched from Mr. Sorenson's yard, at Depere, on Saturday last. She is owned by Captain Parker, of Chicago, and has a very fine model. Her dimensions are:

Length of keel, 125 feet; breadth of beam, 28 feet, 8 inches; depth of hold, 9 feet; burthen 280 tons. She is very smoothly built, and is not painted but varnished.

The scow steamer, which has been building at Hartis yard on East River, was launched on Tuesday afternoon. She is owned by G. T. Percy, and is to be managed by Captain J. A. Farrow. She is to have two engines, and will be run in that vicinity in the shingle, bark, wood and brick trade.

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The LOTTA is the only lakes commercial vessel that I have heard of being painted in this way. She must have been beautiful, indeed.
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Friday, June 14, 1867
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Friday, June 14, 1867