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Cumberland (Propeller), U125918, 11 Feb 1881

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Quayle's Sons' Yard. -- There is more activity at this yard than any other in the city. A large number of men are engaged in pushing forward to completion the three steam barges at present under construction. The JOHN B. LYONS, building for Captain Frank Perew, is the nearest completed. They are all ready to begin "putting ways under her," and she will probably be launched some time next week. Her spars, and her engines and boilers, which were constructed by the King Iron Works at Buffalo, will be put in after she is launched. Captain John Perew will command her.
The CITY OF ROME has all her strapping completed. She has double the amount of iron straps usual. The upper chord is 8 x 1 inch; the chord underneath is in the form of an arch 18 x 1 inch. The planking is begun, and the bottom is about planked on the outside. She is sealed inside, and both deck frames are in. She will be commanded by Captain B. S. Wolvin. Her owners are Messrs. H. J. and R. K. Winslow, Captain B. S. Wolvin, and Mr. B. L. Pennington.
      The barge CUMBERLAND is all sealed, and the lower deck frames are in. The shelf piece for the upper deck is being put on, and the iron strapping outside has been commenced. The upper chord is started. Another upper chord in the form of an arch goes on the outside, and is fastened to the strapping. In addition to this there will be another arch aft 5 x 1 inch extending from aft of the engine forward ninety feet. She is building for Mr. W. S. Winslow, of Buffalo, and will be commanded by Captain John Coulter.
      As soon as the JOHN B. LYON is launched the keel will be laid for another vessel 260 feet long, thirty-eight feet beam, and twenty-three feet hold. She is to be iron strapped similar to those now building, and will be launched and delivered about August 15th. Her engine and boiler are being constructed by the Globe Iron Works. She is to be built for Captain Thomas Wilson and Messrs. J. E. Upson; Thomas Quayle, and George L. Quayle.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, February 11, 1881

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New Vessels. -- The Herald has from time to time published items concerning the new craft building in this city, and to-day publishes it complete for the benefit of those who may not have seen it formerly:
      The Messrs. Quayle's Sons employ about three hundred men in their yard. One of the vessels, the JOHN B. LYON, they have been building, was launched last week. She was of the following dimensions: Length of keel, 255 feet; width of beam, 38 feet; depth of hold, 20 feet. Her owner is Captain Frank Perew, of Buffalo, and she will be commanded by Captain John Perew, who was in the SAM FLINT last season. She cost $115,000.
      The CITY OF ROME is nearing completion, and will be launched about May 1st. She is being built for Messrs. H. J. & R. K. Winslow, Captain B. S. Wolvin, and Mr. B. L. Pennington. She will have a keel 268 feet long, 40 feet wide, and hold 21 feet deep. She will cost $125,000. Captain B. S. Wolvin will command her.
The CUMBERLAND will be owned by Mr. W, G. Winslow, of Buffalo, who pays $110,000 for that privilege. She will be 250 feet long, 38 feet beam, and 20 feet deep. Her commander will be Captain John Coulter.
      The keel for the vessel for Captain Thomas Wilson and others is laid. The keel is 260 feet long; beam, 38 feet; hold, 23 feet. She will cost about $120,000. (TACOMA)
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, March 12, 1881

Steam screw CUMBERLAND. U. S. No. 125918. Of 1,601 tons gross; 1,280 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1881. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 251.5 x 38.3 x 19.7 Freight service. Crew of 15. Of 700 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Cumberland (Propeller), U125918, 11 Feb 1881