The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 23, 1867

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NEW VESSEL - The new schooner White Oak, Captain Coot, arrived here this morning from Oswego, with a cargo of salt, being her first trip. She was visited during the afternoon by a large number of master builders, ship captains, and others interested in vessels, and was prononced by all to be beautifully put together, and one of the best vessels on the lake. She is fore-and-aft schooner rigged, and was built in Oakville for Thomas C. Chisholm, Esq., the contractor being Mr. Duncan Chisholm, and the master builder, Mr. Hiram Cronkite. She will carry 14,000 bushels of wheat. Her length of keel is 112 feet; breadth of beam, 25 feet; depth of hold, 9 feet. She was built specially for Lake Ontario, and will carry her full cargo in nine feet of water. She is commanded by Captain George Coot, who is well known as an able seaman, and has been in the employ of Mr. Chisholm for upwards of ten years. She will commence to load with wheat to morrow, on account of her owner, her destination being Oswego. - [Toronto Globe.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 23, 1867