The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 June, 1868

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THE CHICORA. - This redoubtable blockade runner, whose arrival we noticed a few days since, is in Mason & Bidwell's dry dock. Her sections have been put together. They were taken apart by cutting the rivets, and so nicely was the job and the subsequent one of putting her together performed that every rivet hole came exactly to its place, and not one new one was cut. When she is painted it will be impossible to discover where the cutting apart was done. She is also receiving guards seven feet wide in the middle, which will add fourteen feet to the width of the main neck [sic] in the widest place. An upper cabin is also to be built forward. Taken altogether, with her sharp lines and raking spars and smoke pipes, she will be one of the swiftest and swiftest-looking craft afloat on the lakes. She will be taken to Lake Superior when the repairs on her are completed. - [Buffalo Express.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 June, 1868