Annie Vought (Schooner), U1588, 28 Aug 1868
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The schr. ANNIE VOUGHT which for sometime past has been undergoing a refit at Clark's shipyard in this city, was towed up to the city yesterday afternoon to receive on board her anchors and chains. Otherwise she is in complete sailing trim, and we venture to affirm what we on a former occasion stated that no finer or stauncher built ship floats over inland waters. Her rig is that of a 3-masted schooner, with fine proportioned spars and wire-rigging. No heavy gear or outfit has been put on her, and beyond her knight heads not a block is to be seen, yet all is as substantial and as neatly fitted as on board a man-of-war. Her hull has been materially strengthened by the addition of some ten tons of bolts and other massive iron fastenings, which places her in the respect far superior than formerly. The dimensions of this fine craft is: Length 199 ft. 3 inches; beam 36 ft. and depth of hold 14 feet 2 inches; tonnage, 680 new style. Her carrying capacity has been increased 30 tons by the reduction of her cabin, yet this latter department is in every respect sufficiently roomy, containing all the modern improvements of the day. She is commanded by Capt. Charles Elphicke, a young man, though of many years experience. James McInwaine is the first mate.
Detroit Free Press
August 28, 1868
Schooner ANNIE VOUGHT. U. S. No. 1588. Of 680.33 tons gross. Built Fairport, Ohio, 1867. Home port, Buffalo. N.Y.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
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- repaired and rebuilt
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes