The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Shipbuilding on the Lakes, No. 2
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The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY), February 1855, pp. 374-77


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SHIP-BUILDING ON THE LAKES.

(Continued from page 298.)
No. 2.

The following Table will show the class, name, tonnage, by whom built, and at what ports other than Buffalo, of all Vessels built in the District of Buffalo Creek, during the past ten years : --

1845.
Class.Name.Tons.By whom Built.Where Built.
SchoonerBig Z60Eighteen M. Creek
"Hard Times45"
1846.
SchoonerG. T. Williams167Irving.
1847
SchoonerWindsor269C. StevensIrving.
"Boneta109J. Harrison"
"Abiah353C.Stevens"
"Lion30J. PotterBarcelona.
BrigH. R. Seymour245Asa. WilcoxThree Mile Bay.
1848
BrigJ. McBride271C. StevensIrving.
SchoonerIvanhoe237""
"Big Z,2nd168""
1849
BrigFlora300C.StevensIrving.
"C. A. Bemis207""
SchoonerWm. Buckley99Geo. Foster"
SchoonerTiger42A. AmesIrving
"W. W. Brigham121C. HuntleyCataraugus Creek
1850
SteamerKossuth118H.A. ChaseTonnawanda
SchoonerW. D. Talcott69H. RickerIrving
"J. P. Kent100J. A. Johnson"
1851
No Vessels Built.
1852
SchoonerJ. M. Lee100E. HortonIrving.
1853
SchoonerAutares176C. StevensIrving.
"Hanover237""
"Gen. Pierce63Geo. Porter"
1854
SchoonerGrand Turk327C. StevensIrving.
"Autocrat345""
"Clifton165""
"Watchman43J. G. DingmanEvans.
No. 3.
Statement showing the name, tonnage and value of all Vessels belonging to the District of Buffalo Creek, N.Y., December 1st, 1854.
Class.Name.Tons.
PropellerPocahontas426
"Sandusky370
"Detroit293
"M. B. Spaulding419
"Illinois530
"Ohio441
"Iowa981
"Milwaukie616
"St. Joseph460
"Underwriter107
"Oriental950
"Echo115
"Saginaw407
"Indiana349
"Mayflower623
"Bucephalus493
"Edith549
"California420
"Oregon312
"Paugasset290
"Niagara450
"Sciota384
"Buffalo689
Propeller Queen of the Lakes563
"Charter Oak184
"Charter241
"New-England351
"Sun629
"International473
"Troy304
"Cataract393
"Genesee Chief429
"Nile656
"F.W. Backus282
"Brunswick510
"Westmoreland665
"Owego483
"Portsmouth525
"Alleghany468
"P J. Barton40
"Dunkirk544
"Toledo585
"Plymouth846
"Mount Vernon577
"Wm. Peck136
Total Tonnage19,673
" Value$895,000
Total Steam Tonnage belonging to the District 39,658
" Value $3,648,000
[p. 376]
SAIL TONNAGE.
Class. Name.Tons.
BarqueGreat West765
"Trade Wind374
"Canada660
"Jesse Hoyt472
"Sunshine550
BrigTuscarora253
"H. R Seymour245
"Preble217
"Ramsey Crooks228
"David Smart203
"Castalia241
"J. R. Giddings269
"Oleander262
"Empire State396
"Northampton241
"St. Louis,2nd185
"Greyhound367
SchoonerVirginia Pardy301
"Ivanhoe237
"Pilgrim228
"Dan Marble213
"Mansfield213
"Young America346
"Globe319
"Buffalo263
"Wm. Montcath261
"Lowell255
"Mohegan248
"Odd Fellow224
"Emerald185
"Fashion223
"Banner431
"John Hancock260
"Constellation260
"Virginia160
"Andes268
"Mahoning259
"L. A. Blossom258
"Sandusky225
"M. H. Sibley252
"Petrel208
"A. Belmont208
"P. P. Pratt196
"G. T. Williams167
"A. Barton155
"Big Z168
"Windham236
"Almeda269
"Lodi66
"Suffolk250
"Hope249
"Excelsior247
"R. Emmet245
"Geo. Davis238
"Wing and Wing216
"Magnolia198
"Albany144
"Gen. Pierce63
"Navigator108
"Flying Dutchman74
"Homer Ramsdell275
"Effort77
"Antares176
"Arcturus412
"Orion305
"C. Ames142
"Puritan223
"Dahlia210
"Aldebaran303
"J. M. Lee100
"Troy122
"Cairo365
"Autocrat345
"Sardis Burchard196
"Arab204
"Grand Turk327
"Harriet Ross229
"Free Trader111
"North Carolina95
"Stranger124
"West Wind255
"H. L. Lansing369
"Montgomery248
"Roscoe135
"Illinois110
"Post Boy95
"O. Reeves279
"Morning Star21
"Hanover237
"J.K.Polk72
"Abiah353
"Fox405
"H. H. Brigham121
"Miranda217
"Albatross234
"Tuscola221
"Crevola212
"May Queen43
"Lewis Case191
"Home127
"International389
"Aurora Boreulis94
"J. W. Brown238
"Luther Wright195
"William178
"North Star366
"Frances120
"Richard Molt376
"Little Belle158
"Pearl151
"Three Bells305
"Trenton132
"Wm. Wallace83
"J. G. King153
"Arkansas240
"Robert Bruce330
"Wm. L. Manning85
"Hurricane331
"Flora Watson295
"Dawn202
Total Sail Tonnage28,279
Value " "$976,000
Total Tonnage belonging to this District67,933
* Value " " " " "$3,623,000
* Tho valuation given above is taken from the books of two Insurance Companies of Buffalo, showing at what figures they are willing to take risks on the several vessels belonging to the District. As a general thing, the estimates are under the real value of the vessels, and we therefore consider the above valuation as a very low one.
Class.Name.Tons.
SteamerCrescent City1,746
"Queen of the West1,851
"Northern Indiana1,475
"Southern Michigan1,470
"Mississippi1,829
"St. Lawrence1,844
"Empire State1,691
"Diamond331
"Golden Gate560
SteamerGlobe1,223
"Buckeye State1,274
" Lady Elgin1,037
"Troy646
"Sultana806
"Empire1,440
"Hudson750
"Fox102
Total Tonnage19,981
" Value$1,753,000


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Shipbuilding on the Lakes, No. 2