The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, NY), July 16, 1850

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Ship Timber From Wisconsin. - Large quantities of ship timber, consisting of oak-knees, plank, &c., now lie in our ship-yards, and are being worked up into elegant ships, after after performed a journey of eight to ten hundred miles, from the forests of Michigan and Wisconsin. Within a few days past, Wm. H. Webb has received 1,500 ship-knees from Michigan, via Buffalo and the canal, and another large lot is on the way from Wisconsin, for Messrs. Perrine, Patuerson & Stack. Enoch Hunt, of Ohio city, is the mover in this enterprise, and is reaping the reward of his sagacity.

A railroad having been built from Monroe, Michigan, at the western extremity of Lake Erie, into the interior of that state, he distributes through the adjacent country, circulars describing the size and quality of the sticks desired, and they are soon forthcoming, and commence their long journey toward the rising sun. The woodmen engaged in the business of preparing this timber, are just beginning to know what is wanted of them, and the timber produced is of an excellent quality. - N.Y. Journal of Commerce.

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Richard Palmer
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Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, NY), July 16, 1850