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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., How a Medford Ship was built. (search)
at Medford for Danl. C. Bacon of Boston, Mass. launched May 1 1847, Carpenters tonnage 577 72/95 Tons Government tonnage about 550 Tons. Dimensions Carpenter's Measurement Length on deck 142 feet Breadth of beam-Carpenters' measure29 feet 8 1/2 in Whole depth20 feet 9 in Built with a half poop cabin, about 18 feet long with a house running six feet forward of poop, with a state room on one side & entry on the other side, next to gangway. Has American Rigging made by Mr Sewall– Cotton duck for heavy sails & twine duck for light sails Dimensions Ship Horsburgh's Spars Main Mast 71 ft. Head 11-6.Main Yard 62 ft. arms 2-6 Main Topmast 38 feet ft. Head 6-6Main Topsail Yard 49 ft. arms 3-9 Main Top. gt.mast 19-6 & 9 PoleTop. Gt: Yard 34 ft. arms 2– Fore Mast 65-6 Head 10-6Fore Yard 56 ft. arms 2-4 Fore Topmast 36– Head 6—Fore Top Gt. 43-6 arms 3-6 Fore T. Gt.mast 18-6 12-2 & 7-6 PoleFore T. Gt. 31 arms 1-9 Mizen Mast 63 Head 8-6Cross jack 44 arms 3–