The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
The Leadville's Hitch
Oswego Morning Herald (Oswego, NY), 28 Jul 1879

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Captain Hurley, of the schooner Blazing Star, says that the schooner Leadville was too wide, by about a half inch, to enter lock 3, Welland Canal. By dubbing her wales, which projected beyond the plank some distance, the trouble can be obviated.

Captain John M. Griffin and Mr. Goble went to the canal Saturday morning, and doubtless before this the wales have been reduced so that the schooner could go on her way rejoicing. Of the many schooners Goble & Macfarlane have built the Leadville is the first one that could not lock.

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28 Jul 1879
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Richard Palmer
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The Leadville's Hitch