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Baron Renfrew Timber
Ship (Timber Drogher) 1825
and Archives Canada, Acc. No. R9266-3280 Peter Winkworth Collection
Inscription: Inscribed in the stone.
l.c.; The largest Ship ever built, THE BARON RENFREW, Captn:
Walker. From a Drawing
highly approved by the Captain, Officers & Crew as the only correct
portrait! As She appeared on the 21st: Octr:
1825, at the time the Captain, Officers & remaining
22 of her crew left her, off Gravelines. - She left Quebec Augt.
23rd & filled
with water 650 Miles from land, drew 33 ft. & had 31 ft. water in
her Hold, was waterlogged & went ashore in 3 pieces 24th Octr:
near Calais. Her 4 Anchors wd. 192 cwt. Chain
2 1/4 In. diamr:
wt. 14 Tons Hemp cable 26 In. Circume: got on
the Long sands off Margate 16th & off 18th Octr:
Cargo consisted of 9000 Tons of Timber.
— Printed & Pubd.
27th Octr: 1825. By S. Vowles, 3, St. Michael's Alley, Cornhill, London.
l.l.; Dra[wn] [illegible word ending in "ity"] / M. Young. l.r.; S.
Vowles Lith. [hardly legible]; in pen and ink, verso. u.l.; C. Richardson
A four-masted barque built of wood in
1825 by Charles Wood, Anse du Fort, Quebec. Dimensions 92,65×18,59×10,36
meters [304'×61'×34'] and tonnage 5294 GRT. Built of mostly square timbers
with the intention of being taken apart at the arrival at the destination
and sold for her timbers. Lars
Bruzelius — off-site link
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