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Historic Shipwreck Profile: Additional Background on Vessel

William H. Smith

Five-masted Schooner

Newspaper clipping from The Daily Examiners 22MAY1883

Source: The Daily Examiner (San Francisco, CA), 22 May 1883, p. 1, col. 4
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A Handsome Ship.

New York, May 21. A new American ship, glistening with new paint and copper, is moored at the foot of Harrison street, Brooklyn, where she is receiving a cargo of coal and railroad iron for San Francisco. She was launched April 11th at Bath, Me., and is christened William H. Smith. She cost $120,000, and her dimensions are as follows: Length, 260 feet; breadth, 43 feet; depth, 27 feet; tonnage, 2,004. Although built in Maine her decks are of pine from Oregon, while her yards and upper spars and her masts are of pine from Georgia.

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