On this Day (December 17) – Fulton Closes Contract to Build


Charles Fulton of Whatcom Will Build Sailing Craft for a San Francisco Firm.

TACOMA, Dec. 17, 1910 — Charles Fulton of Whatcom has returned from San Francisco, where he closed a contract to build two sailing vessels for J. R. Hanify & Co. He will leave next week for Port Hadlock. where Mr. Fulton will establish his shipyards. One of the vessels will be the same size as the schooner Sehome, which he designed and built for the Bellingham Bay Improvement Company and which made a record as the fastest sailing vessel on the coast. The other boat will be a little smaller. Both are to be completed in July next.

Mr. Fulton Is a descendant of Robert Fulton, builder of the first steamboat In the United States, the Clalremont. He says he will name his first steamboat after that noted vessel.


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