The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sept. 7, 1856

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The "Norwegian." - This is the name of a new first class vessel, which arrived here a day or two since from Three Mile Bay, where she was built by Mr. Asa Wilcox. She is very strongly built t and is as large as can get through the Welland Canal, being 138 feet keel, 148 1/2 feet over all, 26 feet, 3 1/2 inches beam, and 11 feet 9 inches depth of hold. Her spars, rigging, cabin, and in fact entire construction are faultless, and she will make a fine addition to Fitzhugh & Littlejohn's fleet of first class sailing vessels.

The Norwegian is commanded by Capt. Charles Hamilton, who is not exactly a Norwegian himself, but a Hollander, and has been in the employ of Fitzhugh & Littlejohn for the last eleven years, and during that period has been commander of the propeller Kentucky, and brigs Champlain and Arabian. We know of no more experienced or successful seaman than Capt. H., and he is not only well acquainted with the lakes but has had considerable experience on the ocean, having been mate and master of vessels on the Atlantic for sixteen years.

The Norwegian is now taking on a cargo, and will soon sail for Chicago. Success to the vessel and her worthy captain.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sept. 7, 1856