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Charles Wood (of Port Glasgow)

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Ship builder of Port Glasgow, and Isle of Orleans, St Lawrence River, Canada

Started shipbuilding in Quebec before returning to the Clyde and opening a yard in Dumbarton

1811 John Wood and his brother, Charles, took over their father's Port Glasgow shipyards when John Snr. died in 1811. This became John Wood and Co.

1822 Built PS Tartar to the order of the Post Office authorities

1824 Dimensions of the ship Columbus being built at port Glasgow for an owner in Canada[1]

Died "several years" before 1860.

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Sources of Information

  1. Mechanics Magazine 1824/04/03