Cape Horn (Schooner), U4345, 17 Jul 1873
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The schr. CAPE HORN, which has been 16 years on the lakes and become much dilapidated, is undergoing a rebuild at Buffalo. After tearing away her outside planking she exhibited a mass of rotten or decayed material down to her floor timbers. The Winslows, of Cleveland, have commenced getting timber and other material at their shipyard for the building of another champion carrier, which when launched will probably be the largest afloat on the lakes. The dimensions will be as follows: Length 250 ft.; beam 60 ft., with a corresponding depth. She will be ready for business early the ensuing spring, and commanded by Capt. Buffington. Frank Perew, of Buffalo, has a new vessel building at Cleveland and well advanced toward completion, which will becommissioned by the middle of September next. Her dimensions are given as follows: length, 226 ft.; beam, 36 ft.; depth, 14 1/2 ft. Her model and appearnce otherwise is spoken of very highly.
Detroit Free Press
July 17, 1873
Schooner CAPE HORN. U. S. No. 4345. Of 202.93 tons gross; 192.79 tons net. Built Hurton, O., 1857. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 121.4 x 215.4 x 9.7
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes