Item MS-4-142, SF Box 52, Folder 7 - Timber specifications for three vessels written by William Yeo

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Timber specifications for three vessels written by William Yeo

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MS-4-142, SF Box 52, Folder 7

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  • 1864-1865 (Creation)

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2 pages (1 folder)

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James Yeo (1790-1868) was a was a Cornish-born shipbuilder, merchant, farmer and political figure in Prince Edward Island. James established a shipbuilding business in Port Hill, Prince Edward Island. James had three sons: William Yeo (1813-1873), James (1827-1903) and John (1834-1924). James and John worked with the family shipbuilding business. John and James built over 200 vessesls in their time. William, from Appledore, was also known as "Black Ram" and lived in England.

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These materials were found in the Dalhousie Archives in 1980 without a previous accession form completed. Custodial history prior to that is unknown.

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This item is the timber specifications for three vessels (c1864-1865). The timber specifications are listed for the following vessels: the Western Queen, the Artisitc, and the Elizza.

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