The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Caroline B. Simpson (Schooner), 18 May 1885

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Launch of the New Schooner - The launch of Mr. Simpson's schooner took place yesterday afternoon in presence of quite an assemblage of people. At the appointed hour the blocks were knocked out and the ship glided smoothly into the waer amid the cheers of the spectators, including a hundred or more ladies and gentlemen on deck.
      The name of the craft was kept a secret from the public until the keel dipped in the water, when the burgee, which had been nicely stowed at the mast head, floated out to the breeze bearing the name CAROLINE B. SIMPSON, a deceased sister of the builder.
      We have before given a description of this fine craft. She looks as well upon the element she is to ride, as she did upon the stocks, and as a Rochester venture, we hope the enterprise of the builder may be rewarded. She will at once go into the Upper Lake trade, commanded by Capt. James Burns, an old salt.
      Rochester Union & Advertiser
      Wednesday, May 19, 1858

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Caroline B. Simpson (Schooner), 18 May 1885