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Twin Sisters (Schooner), U24151, 1 Jun 1876

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FOR EUROPE:-- The schooners TWIN SISTERS and PAMLICO have both been chartered to carry cargoes of pine from Lake Michigan to Liverpool, England, or some other port on that coast. The TWIN SISTERS will carry 3 inch pine plank, and the PAMLICO square pine timber. Both of these vessels have been out before and came back safely, and it is hoped will do the same this time, in case the owners conclude to have them return. Captain Strachan, of the TWIN SISTERS, is an old and reliable navigator, having sailed out of Europe as master of large vessels for many years, and is therefore thoroughly acquainted in that part of the world. The commander of the PAMLICO is also a navigator and practical man and is acquainted in all the European ports. Consequently there is little fear that both boats will make their trips with safety. -- Detroit Post
      Cleveland Herald
      June 5, 1876

PREPARING FOR SEA:- A letter received yesterday by C.W. Norton, from Captain R.A. Strachan, of the schooner TWIN SISTERS, now in Cleveland, that the vessel has been thoroughly overhauled and fitted up with new canvas and rigging, besides having her rig changed from a two-and-after to a three masted topsail schooner. She was expected to come out of dry-dock yesterday, caulked and painted up, and to load block stone for Chicago. After discharging at Chicago she will proceed to Ludington, where she will take on a full load of pine deals for Europe. The TWIN SISTERS is a small sized vessel, but has crossed the ocean once, making a very successful trip. Captain S. the present owner and sailing master, is an old and reliable navigator, having sailed craft out of Liverpool for many years, and under such management there is reason to expect that the TWIN SISTERS will be successful this time. - - - Detroit Free Press.
      Cleveland Herald
      July 12, 1876

CHICAGO ITEMS:-- The schooner TWIN SISTERS, which left Muskegon in September for Ireland, has succeeded in reaching there, having reported at Tralee,on November 3d. She met with considerable bad weather on the passage, losing her entire deck load and mostly all her bulwarks. She is the smallest lake vessel that has ventured out this season. She is commanded by Caotain R.A. Strachan, and made the passage between Quebec and her port of destination in twenty-five days.
      Cleveland Herald
      December 1, 1876

RIG: Schooner
GROSS: 200.98 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-
81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
CITY: Ohio City
HOME PORT: Chicago, IL (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871); Buffalo, NY (1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877);
Cleveland, OH (1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882;
1883; 1884; 1885
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885

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Twin Sisters (Schooner), U24151, 1 Jun 1876