The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), April 30, 1856

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Another Launch - Messrs. A. Miller & Co. launched a noble vessel from their yard yesterday afternoon, in the presence of an immense concourse of people. She is a monster in size and strength, but beautiful in symmetrical proportions. At the word, she moved majestically and easily from the ways, into the water, displaying a beauty of line in her broad sides, and a buoyancy that fills a mariner's eye. She was built for the well known house of Smith & Post, and is called the Algerine, a mate for the Barbarian, built by the same firm last season. Her dimensions are - length of keel 136 feet - 26 feet 8 inches beam - 11 feet 6 inches hold - measuring 430 tons, and will carry about 18,000 bushels of wheat through the Welland Canal. She is to be commanded by Capt. George G. Clement, an experienced and skillful sailor. The Algerine will take a cargo of lumber to Chicago the first trip.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), April 30, 1856