The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Colonel Ellsworth (Bark), 4 Jun 1868

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The bark COL. ELSWORTH came out of Clark's dry dock yesterday morning, where for some time past she has been under going substantial repairs. It will be remembered the ELLSWORTH last fall, during a snow storm, went upon the beach in Hudson Bay and was got off early this spring and brought to this port for overhauling. In the meantime, besides being entirely new bottomed she has had a new keel put in her, new stringers and new decks. The whole ship has also undergone a thorough refastening and well caulked both inside and out. Much of her outfit has been replaced with the best material, including several new spars and with 2 fresh coats of paint, she appears as attractive as ever. She is beyond a doubt a much better vessel than prior to her disaster. The amount of money expended on her rebuild is a trifle less than $5,000. The ELLSWORTH is owned by Mears & Bates, of Chicago, who also have engaged in connection with grain and lumber interests several other fine vessels actively employed. Capt. James McCarroll, who superintended the whole of the above work commands this excellent craft with many years experience of a sea-faring life.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 4, 1868

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Colonel Ellsworth (Bark), 4 Jun 1868