The Cruiser, Freeport, February 1859

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The Cruiser, Freeport, February 19, 1859, vol. 1 no. 4.

Hand-written newspaper prepared by a church group for passing around the small shipbuilding community of South Freeport.

Eight issues were prepared on a semi-monthly basis.

Issues include some shipping news, some illustrations, a few advertisements, stories, poems, essays, math problems & word puzzles. Some articles written under pseudonyms.

Issue No. 8 mentions that the group was suspending operation for the "season;" apparently they never resumed production.

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