The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. H. Rounds (Schooner), U80530, 27 May 1875


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The schr. W.H. ROUNDS was launched on Monday (5/24) at Tonawanda. She is a canal schooner of full size, beautiful in model, and possesses some new features in her style of build. She has an air chamber between all of her frames, running between the salt stops. Each half of the frames is champered so as to make a perfect ventilation from the plank shore down through keelsons and up to plankshore. By this mode of ventilation the schooner can be made to last for 25 years. The centre board box is made perfectly tight without the use of oakum, and will not need anything done to it for years, or as long as the vessel lasts. She is a 3 masted topsail schooner. The bottom plank is 4 inches thick. The vessel is edge and through bolted. She is named after Capt. W.H. Rounds, of Chicago, formerly of Buffalo.
      Detroit Advertiser & Tribune
      May 27, 1875



Schooner W.H. ROUNDS. U. S. No. 80530. Of 308.55 gross tons; 293.13 tons net. Built Tonawanda, N.Y., 1875. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 138.0 x 26.0 x 11.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     


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launch
Date of Original:
1875
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McN.E.3674
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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W. H. Rounds (Schooner), U80530, 27 May 1875