The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Penokee (Schooner), U20468, 26 Jul 1872

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A new Vessel in Port
The new three masted fore and aft schooner PENOKEE of Milwaukee, made her first appearance here this morning, laden with 10,300 bushels of wheat and 9,400 bushels of corn consigned to Messrs. Irwin & Sloan being one of the largest cargoes ever brought through the Welland Canal in a A1 vessel. She was built in Milwaukee by Messrs. Wolfe & Davidson, and reflects credit upon their skill as mechanics J. B. Merrill and Capt. James Porter, the owners may well feel proud of their substantial well fitted craft. Her dimension are as follows: Length 139 feet 3 inches, beam 26 feet 2 inches, depth of hold 11 feet 3 inches with a tonnage of 332 tons and cost about $25,000.
She is furnished with all the modern improvements, having one of Coffin and Woodward's steering apparatus with patent brake; Sheriff's patent windlass with a lever purchase that adds when used six times the lifting power; three Rodgers pumps, two single and one double and spirit compasses. The cabins is all that could be wished for, containing state rooms for captain, mates and cook; large airy dining room; well appointed kitchen and store rooms, lockers of water closed with tapes. She has five hatches- just the thing for the coal trade- a good deal of which she will carry.
The captain J. V. Tuttle, formerly of this city is a careful experienced navigator, and one who will speed her if there is any time to be made.
We wish the PENOKEE and Captain "Charley," the best of luck in good freights and fair winds, and hope she may never smell a lee shore.
      Oswego Palladium
      Friday July 26,1872

      Schooner PENOKEE. U. S. No. 20468. Of 332.27 tons gross; 315.66 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1872. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 139.0 x 26.0 x 11.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Penokee (Schooner), U20468, 26 Jul 1872