The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), April 17, 1856

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Ship-building. - An early stroll this morning into Ald. Roger's and Geo. Goble's ship-yards, furnished us with a little item of local interest. The click of the caulking-iron and hammer was to be heard on every side, and the greatest activity prevailed on the four large hulls which reared themselves up, side by side, covered with busy workmen. Ald. Rogers has on his stocks a new brig of about 18,000 bushels, for H. Colborn, Esq., and a fore-and-after of same capacity, for the Game Cock Line of Messrs.. Clemow & Bloore. These two vessels are in a forward state of completion, having their spars in, and a portion of the rigging up.

They are pretty models, and will compare favorably with the other vessels that have been built at this year. The steam tug of Thos. Dobbie, also in Roger's yard, is receiving the finishing strokes, and will probably be ready for launching with the vessels. Next west of this is Mr. Goble's yard, in which he is building a staunch, good-looking fore-and-after for Doolittle, Irwin & Wright. Her capacity we should judge to be about 16,000 bushels.

All these vessels will be ready for launching about the same time, and that, as soon as the snow and ice remaining along the shore, at the foot of the yards, will permit. Ald. Rogers now employs in and about his yard, one hundred and fifty men, which will give some idea of the magnitude of his business. In both yards there must be nearly two hundred workmen employed, who present a lively scene.

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Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), April 17, 1856