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From the Nautical Magazine (July 1832):

"Two of [Thomas] Morton's railway slips, for hauling vessels up with their masts standing, are ordered to be fitted in Woolwich Dock-yard."

From the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal - Volume II (Jan 1820):

"One of the great advantages of Mr Morton's slip is, that is can be constructed in situations where it is impossible to have a dry dock; and that it can be removed from one place to another, and may even be carried on board a ship. Being above ground, the air has a free circulation; the men work with more comfort, and, in winter, they have the light much longer than within the walls of a dry dock. Time is even saved in carrying the materials for repairing the ship; and such is the facility of the whole operation, that ships can be hauled up, inspected, and even get a trifling repair, and be launched again the same tide."

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