The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 16 Apr, 1871

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SOME THING NEW. - The new vessel at Muir & Livingston's yard has had heavy irons put on her outside for leeboards. These irons are about twenty-five feet in length and four inches in thickness. The ends are bent and run through the sides of the vessel, and fastened by large nuts screwed on firmly. There are two of these irons on each side of the vessel, and, although presenting a rather odd outward appearance, it is presumed that they will add to her strength and will be a vast improvement over the old style of center-boards. - Port Huron Times.

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This vessel was the JAMES COUCH, later TASMANIA, a large three-mast schooner of nearly 1,000 tons.
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16 Apr, 1871
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 16 Apr, 1871