The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Mon., Jun 4, 1870

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TOLEDO SHIPYARD. - Work is quite brisk at the shipyard of Bailey Brothers. They have in their employ over sixty men and are pushing forward the work on hand with great energy. The immense barge being built for O. M. Nims*, of Buffalo, begins to show what it is to be. This is one of the huge freight vessels designed to usher in a new era in lake transportation. It is designed to carry 70,000 bushels of corn and will be towed by the steamer Graves. This new craft will be ready for service about the 10th of July and will cost about $40,000.

The schooner Maize is being thoroughly rebuilt. It is estimated that the work on her will cost from $8,000 to $9,000. - [Commercial.

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*prob. 630 ton schooner-barge GEORGE D. RUSSELL that Bailey's built for Nims ( US#85267, later named CHECOTAH). She was sunk in the St. Mary's River in a collision in September, 1882, and was not recovered until 1890, when she was rebuilt to CHECOTAH. She was lost in 1906 off Port Sanilac, Michigan
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Mon., Jun 4, 1870
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Mon., Jun 4, 1870