The Jamaica. - The schooner Jamaica, was launched at the foot of West First st., at 4 1/2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The Jamaica was built by Messrs Goble Macfarlane for Thomas Mott, Esq., and has been sold by him to M.M. Wheeler, Esq. and Capt. Shattuck. She is built after the same model as the Nevada, which was launched from the same place on Thursday of last week, and is in all respects a first class vessel.. She is 139 ft. keel; 14 ft. over all; 20 ft. beam, 11 ft. hold, and measures 318 40/100 tons, new measurement.
The launch was a perfectly successful affair, and was witnessed by a great number of people who thronged the pier and other places in the vicinity of the shipyard. The vessel glided down the ways and out into the harbor with the grace of a seemingly living thing. She is as beautiful as staunch, and her owners may well take pride in their fine vessel. She will be commanded by Capt. Shattuck, a well known seaman of may years experience, and, with her mate, the Nevada, will go into the grain trade between this place and Chicago. An unusual number of large, first-class vessels have been built her during the past season, the launch of yesterday being the fourth that has occurred this spring, while one or two more are to take place. Oswego now has a large fleet of superior vessels traversing the lakes, and the most of them are from our own builders. Our ship yards boast facilities, not to be surpassed by those of any other lake ports, and the vessels here built will vie in all respects with any that sail the lakes.