The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 17 May, 1873

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HER NAME. - It would be difficult to divine the origin of some of the names that have been given to some of the new vessels which have passed here this season, some of which are almost unpronouncable. History records the launch of a vessel in 1811 or 1812 at Oswego owned by Townsend, Bronson & Co., called the "Judy-fitz-golley-hog-magel," which for shortness was finally called the "Judy" only. Yesterday a Canadian craft passed this way called "Manzanilla," which is about all we know of her. It is stated she was built at St. Catharines and there owned. She is a well-appearing craft and measures probably about 375 tons, being a three-master. She was consorted up the river by the propeller Argyle, and is apparently intended for the timber trade. This is the thirtieth new hull that has passed westward so far this season.

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MANZANILLA is not so unusual. It means, literally. "little apple" and is the Spanish equivalent of "chamomile," an apple-scented plant used in herbal teas. It is also a classic Spanish wine. The boat MANZANILLA was built by the St. Catharines builder Louis Shickluna and was sister of the schooner MAGELLAN.
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17 May, 1873
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 17 May, 1873