The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ocean Wave (Schooner), U18912, 1 Mar 1853


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LAUNCH OF THE OCEAN WAVE:-- On Tuesday afternoon last, at half past 4 o'clock, the blocks and supporters were knocked away from under the OCEAN WAVE, and she glided gracefully into the water. She is a three-masted clipper-built vessel, of 350 tons register, and is pronounced one of the neatest and most beautiful models ever seen in the west. She will be ready to sail about the 15th of April.
This vessel is certainly creditable to her builders, Messrs. Peck, Masters & Co., and especially to Mr. Peck, the celebrated draughtsman. She will take her place in the New Baltimore and Oswego Line, and if good workmanship, peculiarly light built, a first class captain, and good crew, will avail anything, she will be one of the finest sail vessels that has yet cut fresh water.
      Mr. James D. Stillman will command her. He is an experienced seaman, having sailed seven years on salt water, and six years on fresh. He can boast what perhaps not two other men on earth can - he circumnavigated the world three times before he was 18 years of age. Seven years ago he was in Australia. We wish him "prosperous breezes" and hope his beautiful clipper will never know a wreck. - - - Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      March 22, 1853
     

Schooner OCEAN WAVE. U. S. No. 18912. Of 213 tons. Built Ohio City 1853 by Peck & Masters. 128.5 x 25.3 x 9.8. Lost Lake Michigan 1869.
      Herman Runge Notes
     
     
NAME: OCEAN WAVE
RIG: Schooner
OFFICIAL NO: 18912
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA:
BEAM:
DEPTH:
GROSS: 213.61 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875)
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YEAR BUILT:
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CITY:
HOME PORT: Chicago, IL (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875.
NOTES: Listed as lost in 1875.
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885


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Clippings
Notes:
launch, Cleveland
Date of Original:
1853
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McN.E.11079
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Ocean Wave (Schooner), U18912, 1 Mar 1853