The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Carlingford (Schooner), U125024, 16 Jul 1869

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The largest sail vessel ever built in Port Huron is now approaching completion at the yard of Messrs. Fitzgerald & Leighton. The new craft is to be a three masted schooner of 620 tons burden (old measurement.) Her dimensions are:- length of keel 155 feet, over all 165 feet, breadth of beam 31 feet 3 inches; and depth of hold 12 feet 8 inches. She has already been sold to Mr. Robert Montgomery of Buffalo, who takes possession upon completion, which will be about 30 days. Her launch is expected to take place August 10th. She will be engaged in the grain trade on the lakes, and will have a carrying capacity of 30,000 bushels of wheat. The force employed in building the vessel is 30 men, and her cost when finished will be almost $65,000. She is being constructed in a first class manner, the builders doing work they always do well and the new schooner will be one of the finest vessels of her description, and tonnage that floats on the lakes. What her name is to be is of course unknown yet.
      Port Huron Times
      July 16, 1869 3-2

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Carlingford (Schooner), U125024, 16 Jul 1869