The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), April 25, 1867

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Successful Launch. -- At 10 o'clock this forenoon, the schooner Nevada was launched from Goble Macfarlane's ship yard, at the foot of West First street. She is one of the finest vessels ever built here, being after a splendid model, and is as symmetrical and well proportioned as any craft that sails the lakes. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel 139 ft., breadth of beam 156 ft., depth of hold 11 ft., tonnage 345 49/100 tons, new measurement. She was built for Thomas Mott, Esq., and we understand has been sold by him to Morgan Wheeler Esq.

The Nevada will be sailed by Capt. Andrew Robertson, an able and experienced seaman, and will be fitted out and go into the grain trade immediately, between this port and the upper lake ports.

The launch was a complete success, taking place at precisely the hour appointed. Messrs. Goble Macfarlane's yard is well located for the purpose of launching vessels, as they can be run off without stay lines, gliding out freely into the "native element," which adds much to the fine effect of the scene. As before remarked, the Nevada is a fine vessel; a credit to her builders, and the owner, as well as to Mr. Mott, to whose enterprise our lake marine are indebted for this valuable addition to their number. We wish her many successful and prosperous voyages.

The Jamaica, another first class schooner of the same firm is building for Mr. Mott, is nearly finished and will be launched in a few days. The time will be duly announced.

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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), April 25, 1867