The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 21 Jun, 1877

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The Glad Tidings was to have been launched on Wednesday afternoon, with appropriate religious exercises. The Glad Tidings is a neat little craft of twenty-one tons measurement. Her length over all is 48 feet and nine inches; length of keel 40 feet and 6 inches; breadth of beam 14 feet and 6 inches; and depth of hold from the roof of the cabin to the floor, 6 feet 10 inches. The hull has been painted black and the cabin, inside and out, white. She is a fore and after schooner, and carries a mainmast and a foresail, a foregaff and a maingaff topsail, a maintopmast staysail and a jib and a flying jib To build this new ship Capt. Bundy has been supplied with funds aggregating $2,120, contributed by Christian people of the following places: Chicago, $1,100; Detroit, $472; Buffalo, $240; Cleveland, $196; Toledo, $71; Albion, N.Y., $25 and Erie, $16. The vessel has cost about $2,600, and will leave port free of debt. The contributors who furnished material were as follows: J. Donaldson of Detroit, foresail; Edward Mace, Detroit, jib; H. D. Edwards, Detroit, mainsail; Capt. Wilcox, Toledo, flying-jib; Upson & Walter, Cleveland, $50 worth of large chains; Swayne & Son, Cleveland, two gaff-topsails; Grover and Son, Cleveland, a large anchor. John Bloom, a sailmaker at Detroit, gave the colors. The Bethel flag illustrates a dove carrying an olive branch, and bears the word "Bethel," in white letters. The ensign is 14 feet long. Messrs. Stranton, Dunham & Holt, of this city, furnished all of the running rigging, and Gilbert Hubbard made some liberal donations. The Glad Tidings will sail from this port next Monday for the northern end of the lake.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 21 Jun, 1877