The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George W. Adams (Schooner), U85393, 23 Apr 1875

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The launching of the mammoth schr. GEORGE W. ADAMS occurred at Bailey's shipyard, Toledo, Wednesday, and was witnessed by a large crowd. She is the largest sailing vessel on the lakes in point of carrying capacity. Her keel is 235 ft. long, deck 250 ft. long and 40 ft. wide. She will have 4 masts and spread about 4,000 yards of canvas. As she sits in the water now she draws 5 ft. forward and 6 ft. aft. Her rigging will probably bring her down to 6 ft. all around. She will carry 80,000 bu. wheat. It has taken 600,000 ft. of lumber to build her. The builders started in with the product of 300 trees in the shipyard, and they have bought a very large quantity since so it can be seen that she represents quite a littl forest. The nails, bolts, etc. in her weigh over 70 tons.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 23, 1875 3-5

The schr. GEORGE W, ADAMS, launched at Toledo Wednesday is owned by O.L. Nims, of this city, and will be commanded by Capt. Edward Durant, who sails the schr. GEORGE D. RUSSELL las year. She will cost when fully equipped not less than $100,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 24, 1875 3-5

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George W. Adams (Schooner), U85393, 23 Apr 1875