The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Aug 1849

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Our Upper Canada readers will feel interest in the result of the trial to navigate the ocean with Lake schooners. Last fall, Messrs. C.E. Levey & Co., of Quebec, the owners, with their usual enterprising spirit, determined upon making the experiment, and brought down to this port the "Lilla," a very fine three-masted schooner, built at Kingston, by Mr. M.T. Hunter, which was then lying at Cleveland, with the intention of sending the "Lilla" at once to England.

The lateness of the season prevented the necessary alternations being made, and the vessel had to winter at Quebec, having sailed from Deal on the 15th of July. Our Western friends will have this satisfaction, that the first arrival of the Fall Fleet, on the second voyage, is the Upper Canadian clipper schooner "Lilla," proving that slip keel vessels can traverse the Atlantic as fast as the finest European keeled vessels. - Pilot.

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23 Aug 1849
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    Latitude: 46.818857788796 Longitude: -71.1948394775391
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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Aug 1849