The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Aug. 21, 1868

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Launch At Charlotte. - Yesterday afternoon the new schooner built during the last winter by George Hardison for Capt. Hosea Rogers, was launched from the east side of the river at Charlotte. A large number of persons took the1:40 P.M. train from the Central depot and went to Charlotte to witness the launch.

At half past three o'clock the last wedge was knocked and the new craft slid down the ways into the water as gracefully as anybody could desire. She is named after the present Collector of the port, Thomas Parsons, and the colors floating from the mast head bear the name.

After settling in the water and getting accustomed to her new but future elements, a daughter of Mr. Parsons baptized her by breaking a bottle of wine over her bow. J.M. Davy, Esq., made a complimentary speech to Capt. Rogers in behalf of Mr. Parsons. The capacity of the vessel is 23,000 bushels, and her dimensions 14 feet inches hold, registered length, 143 feet, tonnage length, 135 feet, and 350 tons burden. She is to be commanded by Capt. Harry. - Roch. Dem.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Aug. 21, 1868