The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, April 13, 1860

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The Launch Yesterday. - A large concourse of our citizens assembled yesterday afternoon, in the vicinity of the ship yard of George Goble to witness the launch of the new vessel then on the stocks. Everything being in readiness, the vessel, gaily decorated with flags, the word was given, and upon knocking away the wedges, the noble looking craft glided into her future element amid the enthusiastic cheers of the spectators.

At her mast head floated a flag bearing the name "Bermuda." Her dimensions are 136 feet keel, breadth of beam 26 feet 3 inches, depth of hold 11 feet 9 inches - giving a capacity of 400 tons. She rides the water gracefully, and he appearance is highly complimentary to Mr. Goble as a skillful builder. She was taken in tow by the tug Bloore, and brought into the harbor, and is now lying at the foot of West First street.

The Bermuda is owned by Thomas S. Mott, Esq., of this city, and is under the command of Capt. A. Stowell. She is now receiving the finishing touches necessary to render her fit for sea, when she will take on cargo and leave during the following week for the Upper Lakes.

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Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, April 13, 1860