Our Lake Craft - Changes of Ownership, etc.
We referred yesterday to some of the business changes that have recently occurred in our city - such as the formation of new partnerships, the dissolution of old firms, the establishment of new branches of trade, removals, &c. While these changes have been going on in our streets, our maritime affairs have also undergone numerous mutations. Aside from the rebuilding and repairing that has been carried on in our ship yards and in the harbor, several new lake craft, as well as canal boats have been so far completed as to require only painting to be ready for a launch. Meanwhile, too, our ship brokers have been busy and a large number of vessels lying in the harbor have changed ownership.
Among the purchases in this line that have come under our notice, we may mention in the list of schooners, that the Granada has been bought by Mr. Morgan F. Wheeler, the Plymouth Rock by J. Jenkins, the Uncle Tom by M. Golden, the Thornton by Clement & Terry, the Dolphin by Murphy & Stowell, the Markwell by J. McManus, and the barque Hungarian by A. Fitzgerald, all of this city. The schooners Darien, Bermuda, Carrington and Fulton have been sold to parties in Detroit, and will, we learn, continue to ply between this and other ports.
The schooner Ostrich and the brig E.W. Cross have been transferred to parties living in Chicago; the schooner Dispatch has been sold to a gentleman in Kingston, C.W.; the schooner Raleigh to Captain Robinson of Oak Hill, C.W.; and the schooner Pierrepont to parties abroad for the Lake Superior trade.
Several purchases have been made by our citizens of vessels formerly owned a broad and now lying in other ports, but we have no list at hand of the names of the vessels, and a complete one of the purchasers.