The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Constitution (Schooner), U127175, aground, 1 Aug 1897

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Repair jobs to steel vessels, which form an important part of the business of the ship yards during the navigation season, seem to be all coming to Cleveland this spring. The new steel barge CONSTITUTION which struck at the Encampment in the Sault river on her first trip down, will be in one of the docks of the Ship Owners' company until probably Saturday of this week. It is unfortunate that the Constitution met with an accident on her first trip, as the excellent workmanship in all parts of the vessel has been favorably commented upon by everybody who has seen her. The survey, which was conducted by Robert Logan for the underwriters and Robert Curr for the owners, provided for the removal of forty futtocks, which were bent considerably and had to be taken out, furnaced and replaced. Forty futtock angles, which were too badly damaged to be put back, were made new, in addition to forty new angles and eleven new plates. The plates are 17 feet long and 5 feet wide.
      Marine Review
      June 3, 1897

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William R. McNeil
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Constitution (Schooner), U127175, aground, 1 Aug 1897