p.2 New Vessels at Belleville - Two new vessels have been added to the shipping of Belleville this Spring, both built here. The Hastings, Capt. Howard, left here for Oswego on Saturday last with a load of lumber, being her first trip. She is a large and powerful vessel, very solidly built, and carries heavy sail. She is rated at 273 tons, and is capable of carrying 200,000 feet of lumber. Her stern is rather too broad to suit our ideas of what a sailing vessel ought to be, but some of the sailors say it is an advantage. Her length is 105 feet keel, and 112 deck; breadth of beam 25 feet; mainmast 112 feet high; foremast 109 feet; jib-boom and bowsprit 80 feet. She is furnished with a patent wheel, which is said to be very powerful, and patent pumps, which have double the power of ordinary pumps. Her cabin is commodious, and very neatly fitted up. Altogether she is a fine stout vessel, and a credit to the place. She is owned by the Messrs. Bogart.
The Lord Clyde, another new craft, was launched on Wednesday last. A large number of spectators witnessed the vessel as she glided gracefully into her native element. She received her name from Miss Hamilton, daughter of one of the owners. The Lord Clyde is owned by Messrs. Capt. Paul, Hamilton, and Yeomans, and was built by Mr. David Tait. She is not so large as the Hastings, but in proportion to her size is as strongly built. She has a clipper bow, and fine stern, and although her sailing capacity has not yet been tried, from her build we are of the opinion that few vessels on the lakes will pass her. Her length is 82 feet keel; 20 feet beam; depth of hold 8 feet; mainmast 69 feet; foremast 65 feet. Her capacity is from between 6000 and 7000 bushels of grain, or 100,000 feet of lumber. Having a poop deck, the cabin is large and commodious, and very neatly fitted up. She is commanded by Captain John Paul, an old and favorite sailor. [Intelligencer]
A Rising In the Waters of Lake Michigan - ebb and flow all day of about 3' variation. [Chicago Tribune May 28th]
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