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

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The Launch. - The weather came off auspiciously yesterday for the launch of the new vessel just completed by Mr. George Goble, at the foot of West Fourth street. The wind was light at the time, and off the land, so that the Lake was very calm. Expecting, therefore, that the launch would come off, a very large crowd of people was present to witness it.

The vessel was handsomely decorated with flags, streamers, &c., and presented a beautiful appearance, indeed, - like a bride, all ready for her nuptials with Neptune. About half past three o'clock the stays were knocked away, and the noble craft glided gracefully and beautifully into the water, without an accident or unpleasant incident of any kind, amid the enthusiastic cheers of the whole assemblage of people.

As she touched the water, the roll of bunting at the mast head opened, and the name "Bermuda" floated in the breeze. The vessel is of the large class, is thoroughly and perfectly built in every respect, and sits upon the water with remarkable buoyancy and beauty. Her dimensions are: 136 feet length of keel, 143 feet over all; breadth of beam, 26 1/4 feet , - giving a capacity of 400 tons.

The vessel is a fine specimen of marine architecture, and does high credit to Mr. Goble as a skillful builder. The steamer "Bloore" took the "Bermuda" in tow, and she was soon safely moored at her dock in the harbor. She is owned by Thomas S. Mott, Esq., one of our most successful and enterprising commercial men, by whom she will be put in the Upper Lake trade. She is all ready to take in cargo, and will probably do so and sail in a few days.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, April 13, 1860