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Carlingford (Schooner), U125024, 20 Aug 1869


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On Tuesday afternoon (8/17) at 4:00 the fine new schooner building at the yard of Fitzgerald and Leighton, for some time past was successfully launched in the presence of a large crowd of spectators. The new craft is the largest vessel ever built in Port Huron. Although we have once published her dimension we repeat them. They are as follows: length of keel 155ft., over all 165 ft., breadth of beam 31 ft. 3 inches; depth of hold 12 ft., 8 inches. She was named by her owner Mr. Robert Montgomery of Buffalo, the CARLINGFORD, and will engage in the grain trade on the lakes, her carrying capacity being 30,000 bushels of wheat. The launch was a beautiful one, though a collision nearly occurred with the prop. OSWEGATICHIE which was just about making fast to the neighboring dock when the slide of the schooner was begun. The CARLINGFORD will be ready for sea about the 28th as her spars and rigging are yet to be put in place. The spars are beautiful ones measuring in length 96 and 98 feet respectively. She is an A 1 boat in every particular.
      Port Huron Times
      August 20, 1869 3-4

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On Tuesday afternoon at 4:00, the fine new schooner building at the yard of Fitzgerald & Leighton, Port Huron, for some time past, was successfully launched in the presence of a large number of spectators. The new craft is the largest vessel ever built at Port Huron. Her dimensions are: Length of keel, 155 ft.; over all, 165 ft.; breadth of of beam, 31 ft. 3 inches; depth of hold 12 ft. 8 inches. She was named by her woner, Mr. Robert Montgomery, of this city, the CARLINGFORD, and will engage in the grain trade on the lakes, her carrying capacity being 30,000 bushels of wheat, and she will be ready for sea about the 28th, as he spars and rigging are yet to be put in place. She is an A No. 1 boat in every respect.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 21, 1869 3-4

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We learn from the Detroit Post that the barge CARLINGFORD, the new vessel just completed at Port Huron for Capt. Montgomery, of this city, we think, has been chartered to bring a cargo of lumber from Alpena to Buffalo. Her capacity is 400,000 ft.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 8, 1869 3-4

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launch Port Huron
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1869
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McN.E.1168
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Carlingford (Schooner), U125024, 20 Aug 1869