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Brightie (Schooner), U2587, 1 Sep 1868


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NEW ARRIVALS. -- Within the past week several new sail vessels have reached this port. On Wednesday no less than two schooners and one brig graced our harbor for the first time. The new schooner BRIGHTIE lately departed from Cleveland with 700 tons of coal. The BRIGHTIE was built in Cleveland by the well known shipbuilders Messrs Ira. Lafrinier and Drake Co., under the supervision of Mr. Ira Lafrinier, for Messrs H. J. and R. K. Winslow, of that city and is named in honor of the daughter of H. J. Winslow, who died in Europe a few months since. In length she measures 182 feet; 33 feet 6 inch in breadth and 15 feet in depth; Measures 600 tons, new style, has a carrying capacity of 40,000 bushels of corn and cost in the neighborhooh of $45,000.
Her foremast measures 96 feet in length; foretopmast, 67 feet; her mainmast, 98 feet; main-topmast, 67 feet ; Mizzen mast, 88 feet; and mizzen topmast 56 feet. She is supplied with all the modern improvements, including a patent centre-board winch. Her cabin, which is on deck, is a fine piece of workmanship and is large and airy. The BRIGHTIE is in command of Captain Edward Porter, a thorough navigator. We wish him and this fine craft many pleasent voyages.
      Chicago Tribune
      Friday, September18, 1868


Schooner BRIGHTIE. U. S. No. 2587. Of 600.80 tons. Built Cleveland, O., 1868. Home port, East Saginaw, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
     
     
Schooner BRIGHTIE. U. S. No. 2587. Of 600.80 tons gross; 570.76 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1868. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 182.0 x 33.2 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891


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new vessel, Cleveland
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1868
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McN.E.9676
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Brightie (Schooner), U2587, 1 Sep 1868