The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Granite State (Propeller), 1 Mar 1866

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BEING REBUILT. -- The propeller GRANITE STATE of the Northern Trans. Co's Toledo & Ogdensburg Line, is being rebuilt at Detroit.
      Toledo Blade
      March 6, 1866
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      SHIPBUILDING AT DETROIT. - The following statement is taken from the Tribune:
      Campbell & Owen's Yard. - In one of their dry docks the Northern Transportation Company's propeller GRANITE STATE is lying, which is being thoroughly rebuilt, from stem to stern.
      In the other dry dock the tug SAMPSON is being rebuilt, and will, it is expected, be ready for the opening of navigation. When completed she will be a superior first-class tug, and one of the largest on the lakes.
      The barge OCEAN has undergone some very extensive repairs, including new arches, which have been placed in her. She is now as good as new.
      The schooner KNIGHT TEMPLAR, which was sunk last fall on the St. Clair Flats, with a cargo of corn, is receiving new decks, and other large repairs. All the damage she received by the above mentioned disaster are to be made good, and she will leave the yard as good as new.
      Messrs. Campbell & Owen are constructing for themselves a fine schooner of a capacity to carry 20,000 bushels of grain. She is 142 feet in length over all, 26 feet 2 inches beam, and 11 feet 8 inches depth of hold. They are getting in timber and other materials, with which to commence the construction of a new steamer for the Detroit and Cleveland Steamboat Company.

      J.M. Jones' Yard. - He is building a bark for B.G. Stimson, 180 feet in length overall, 33 feet beam, and 12 feet depth of hold. She will carry 33,000 bushels of grain. The craft is of substantial build, and will be fitted up with wire rigging, and when completed will be one of the most desirable vessels afloat. She will be ready to launch as soon as the river is clear of ice.
      He is also building for A. Carrier, a schooner capable of carrying 20,000 bushels of grain. The dimensions of which are 143 feet long over all, 26 feet beam, and 12 feet depth of hold. The schooner is nearly completed.
      The keel has been laid for a lumber schooner, which is to be built for Capt. Noah Dibble and others, canal size. This craft is to be 140 feet long, 26 feet beam, and 9 feet depth of hold. She will carry 240,000 feet of lumber.
      The schooner COURTLANDT at this place, is receiving a new fit out, including new masts, and is to be thoroughly overhauled preparatory to resuming business in the spring. She was dismantled last fall.
      The schooner MIRANDA is also being thoroughly overhauled, and is receiving new decks, new frames and top sides, besides other repairs of a necessary and general nature.

      John Stupinsky's Yard. - A schooner for Capt. John Miner is being constructed for the grain carrying trade, 140 feet in length over all, 26 feet beam and 10 feet 6 inches depth of hold. She will be ready to launch very soon, and will carry 18,000 bushels of grain.
      As soon as the above referred to craft is completed, Mr. Stupinsky contemplates resuming work upon a new tug which is in frame, and complete her for use. Her dimensions are 100 feet in length, 18 feet beam, and 10 feet depth of hold.

      Stewart McDonald's Yard. - There is being built a top-sail schooner for Brooks & Adams, 126 feet in length over all, 25 feet beam, and 7 feet depth of hold in the clear. She is intended for the lumber trade exclusively; and will carry 150,000 feet.
      Arrangements have been completed to commence the construction of a bark for Geo. W. Bissel & Co. She will be ready to launch about the 1st. of June, and probably earlier. Her dimensions will be 175 feet long, 35 feet beam, and 12 feet 6 inches depth of hold. She is intended to be a superior vessel every way, and will carry 32,000 bushels of grain.
      The scow ANGELIQUE is on the railway at this place, and is being partially rebuilt. She is to receive new spars and other necessary paraphernalia.
      The side-wheel steamer St. CLAIR is lying at the wharf, and we understand it is intended to put a new engine into her and turn her into a propeller. She is owned by Flower & Bro.

      John Jenkin's Yard. - Building a new tug for J.B. Monter. The keel has been laid and the frame partially put up. Her dimensions are 70 feet long over all, 16 feet beam, and 8 feet depth of hold.

      Clark's Dry Dock. - The propeller CONCORD is being thoroughly overhauled and repaired. She is receiving new keelsons, frames the entire length, ceiling clamps, deck frames, covering board, and new plank outside nearly to light water mark. The expense of the repairs will probably be $25,000.
      The schooner ACONTIAS, which was sunk in 1861 with a cargo of wheat below Bar point, in Lake Erie, has been rebuilt, refastened, and put in as good, if not better condition than when new. She was purchased by Mr. Clark, off the Underwriters.

      Miscellaneous. - Messrs. H. & S. Jenkins are building at their yard above Windsor, a new tug for themselves. She is nearly planked and will be ready for launching as soon as navigation opens. Her dimensions are 90 feet long, 20 feet beam and 10 feet depth of hold. The engine and boilers for her are being constructed at St. Catharines, C. W.
      The propeller MONTGOMERY is undergoing considerable repairs, which consist principally of new covering boards, arch posts, fenders, masts and part new ceiling.
      The steamer CITY OF TOLEDO has received new upper cabins her entire length, and is being repainted and fitted up in good style.
      The splendid steamer KEWEENAW, built last fall, at Newport, by Mr. Arnold, for Capt. Eber Ward, for the Lake Superior trade, is receiving new engines and boilers, and is being fitted up in an elegant manner. She will be ready to commence operations by the first of May.
      The brig WAURECAN is being stripped of her outfit, which is to go into a new vessel new being built at Cleveland. The WAURECAN's hull is to be used as a barge, having been purchased for that purpose by Hackett & Co.
      Captain P.E. Wright has purchased the Western Transportation Company's propeller NEPTUNE for $22,000.
      The old schooner ENTERPRISE, which has been lying dismantled and sunk several years, near the upper portion of the city, is being repaired, and put in condition for service.
      The propeller SALINA, owned by Messrs. Gallagher & Tremalne, of Marine City, and built by P. Leslie, at that place, is having her machinery, which was constructed by Flower & Bro., placed in her. This craft is 141-1/2 feet long, 26 feet beam, and 10 feet depth of hold. She will be ready for business by the opening of navigation. She is intended for the Saginaw and Toledo lumber trade, exclusively for freighting, and is a good, substantial craft, without upper cabin.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      March 7, 1866

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Granite State (Propeller), 1 Mar 1866