SHIPBUILDING AT DETROIT. - The following statement is taken from the Tribune:
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.
Buffalo Daily Courier
March 7, 1866
Schooner MIRANDA. U. S. No. 16454. Of 164.18 tons. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869