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C. N. Pratt (Propeller), 28 Sep 1881


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Captain Jenkins, of Walkerville, opposite Detroit, has just received a contract for the construction of a steam-barge similar in size to the D. R. VAN ALLEN which will be employed in the lumber and cedar-post trade between Cockburn Island and lower lake ports.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, March 12, 1881

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      Captain Henry Jenkins, of Walkerville, Ont., is to build for C. N. Pratt & Co., of Windsor, a steambarge of the following dimensions: Length, 146 feet; beam, 28 feet; hold, 10 feet.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, April 22, 1881

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Free Press. -- The steambarge C. N. PRATT, built at Jenkins' ship yard, at Walkerville, for C. N. Pratt & Co., of Windsor, was successfully launched on Wednesday afternoon. The barge is 141 feet over all, 27 feet beam, and 12 feet hold. Main keelson, 12 x 16; two sister keelsons, 6 x 15; two rider keelsons, 6 x 10; bilge keelsons, six strakes, 6 x 12; planking 3 x 4; ceiling, 4 inches; on bilge 6 inches. All edge bolted and through bolted and forelocked; three strake shelf, two 4 x 12, and one 5 x 9; rail 16 x 4½, with two strakes of shingles 9 x 3. She has one mast carrying foresail and jib. Her engine and propeller are in position. The barge is intended principally for the timber trade, and is built of the best oak. She has been recommended to the Inland Lloyds to rate as A 1, for seven years, which is the highest rating allowed by Canadian law. Captain Williams, formerly of the tug MYSTIC, will take command of her.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, October 1, 1881

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An interesting account of a launch at Walkerville is given by the Detroit Free Press. The steambarge C. N. PRATT was launched and christened, and this is how it was done: "From the highest peak of the bow was suspended by a cord a bottle of champagne; attached to this three ribbons extended into the crowd, and were held by three handsome young ladies. Miss Galleno, of London, held the white ribbon in the center, and was assisted, on her right by Miss Eliza Jenkins, of Walkerville, who held the blue ribbon, and on her left by Miss Rutley, of Windsor, holding the red ribbon. When the word was given that she was going the young ladies swung the bottle back from the boat, letting it swing against the ironclad prow, where it shivered into a thousand pieces, letting the sparkling liquor flow down the timber, while she moved gracefully down into the water.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, October 6, 1881

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The old tug ZOUAVE, which has been sunk in the St. Clair River for several years, was raised and towed down to Windsor on Saturday. Her engine and boiler will be taken out and placed in W. C. Pratt's new steambarge building at Walkerville.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, May 24, 1881

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C. N. PRATT built 1881 at Waterville, Ont. Renamed 1886 to C. W. CHAMBERLAIN, and again in 1929 to GLENARM, a bulk freighter of 127 x 27 x 10. Canadian No. 80574.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Steamships
      (Coastal & Inland) 1809 to 1930


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launch, Wakerville
Date of Original:
1881
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McN.E.8860
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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C. N. Pratt (Propeller), 28 Sep 1881