Document for August 16th:
"Draft of the U.S.S. Schooner 'Grampus,' building at Navy Yard, Washington, DC"
On August 16, 1822, during its first cruise, the schooner USS Grampus encountered a Puerto Rico-based pirate ship flying Spanish colors and sailing under bogus privateer papers. The American ship quickly reduced the outlaw vessel to a floating wreck.
Sailmaker Charles Cassell drew this plan showing the size and shape of the schooner's sails.
More about the USS Grampus in Designs for Democracy...
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