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W. H. Rounds (Schooner), U80530, 20 May 1875


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The new 3-masted top-sail schooner built at the yard of Parsons & Humble, Tonawanda, is completed and will be slipped off the stocks Monday. The sails are being sent down today. She is spoken of by vessel men as being in every way a first class vessel both as to material and workmanship. Her centerboard box is so nicely constructed that no caulking is necessary. The joints are perfectlytight without the use of oakum. She is full Welland Canal size, and, we understand, will be named after Capt. W.H. Round of Chicago, and old and well known lake navigator.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 20, 1875 3-4



The new 3-masted top-sail canal schr. W.H. ROUNDS, was successfully launched yesterday afternoon at 2:00 from the yard of Parsons & Humble at Tonawanda. The launch was witnessed by a large number of persons from buffalo, and the vessel was much admired by all. The ROUNDS possesses several new features, and her material and workmanship throughout reflects great credit on her builders. Her centerboard box is so tightly constructed that no caulking is necessary. She has an air chamber between all her frames running below the salt stops, and each half of the frame is clamped so as to admit a perfect ventilation from the plankshire. This, it is said, will insure a good sound boat for a quarter century. She is full Welland Canal size, and is named after Capt. W.H. Round of Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Adveriser
      May 23, 1875 3-5


Schooner W.H. ROUNDS. U. S. No. 80530. Of 308.55 gross tons; 293.13 tons net. Built Tonawanda, N.Y., 1875. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 138.0 x 26.0 x 11.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     


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launch Tonawanda
Date of Original:
1875
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McN.E.5448
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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W. H. Rounds (Schooner), U80530, 20 May 1875