The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jessie Phillips (Schooner), 14 Oct 1868

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We have lately been graced with the arrival of the fine new fore-and-aft schooner JESSIE PHILLIPS, being named in honor of a daughter of one of our most influncial lumber merchants, was built at Manitowoc, Wisc., by Messrs Hall, Howland and Packard, who are her owners. The
keel was laid in May, and she was successfully launched on the 2nd. of September. She measures 114 feet keel, I28 feet overall; 8 feet 6 inch depth of hold and 26 feet in breadth, 250 tons burden, new style.
She spreads 1,692 feet of the best Lawrence duck canvas, is fitted with Watermans blocks. Russian hemp rigging and rates A 1 for 5 years. Her spars are towering and massive and are, mainmast, 80 feet; main topmast 61 feet; foremast, 78 feet and top foremast, 62 feet. Her anchore weigh respectively 1,200 and 900 Lbs. Her cabin, which is on deck, is tastefully furnished, and contains four state-rooms, and kitchen and closet.
She has a carrying capacity of 170,000 feet of lumber, and is under the command of Captain Rowland
      Chicago Tribune
      Wednesday, October 14, 1868

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Jessie Phillips (Schooner), 14 Oct 1868