The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. P. Williams (Schooner), U4364, 14 Sep 1853


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The C.P. WILLIAMS went into the dry dock on Saturday, and an examination of her bottom shows that she must have an entire new keel, and nearly the whole of her bottom must be replanked. The keel is ground off in many places even with the planking, and the
planks are worn half way through wherever she rested on the rocks. There are no holes in her, though there are spots where it would require but little thumping to make one. She does not appear, from a first inspection, to be strained or otherwise injured. It will require 4 weeks to place her in readiness for service. She is pronounced by all ship builders who have looked at her to be the best built and fastened vessel on the lakes, and her model combining speed with profitable stowage.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 14, 1853


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drydocked
Date of Original:
1853
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McN.E.4546
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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C. P. Williams (Schooner), U4364, 14 Sep 1853