The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ames C. King (Schooner), 12 Jul 1867

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The second of the two vessels under construction during the past winter in the shipyard of Capt. Tripp was launched yesterday afternoon, at 5:30. Three o'clock was the hour appointed, but the workmen experienced some difficulty, and it was not until the hour mentioned that she slid into the water "like a thing of life." The vessel JAMES C. KING named after one of the owners, is a first-class vessel in every respect, and one of the finest ever constructed on the river. She is a bark rigged, and was built for Messrs. Gillett & King, of Chicago. Her measurement is about 650 tons, old custom house measurement, 165 ft. in length, 33 ft. beam, and 12 1/2 ft. hold. - Saginaw Enterprise.
      Detroit Post
      July 12, 1867

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Ames C. King (Schooner), 12 Jul 1867