The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Tuesday, May 27, 1873

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The Launch At Sacket's Harbor on Monday afternoon was a brilliant affair. Hundreds of people gathered from all the neighboring villages to witness it, and the handsome schooner was borne into the water amid the cheers of the throng. She is named the "Wm. B. Phelps" in honor of the Superintendent of the Oswego and Syracuse Railroad, and will sail on Wednesday from Oswego for Chicago loaded with salt.

Captain William Carter, under whose direct supervision she was built, will command her, which is a guarantee of safe management. She was built in the ship yard of B. Eveleigh, Esq., and for Messrs. J. Dunn & Co., of Oswego, and is called a model boat.

The day was pleasant, and the Harbor put on lively airs. A game of baseball was in progress during the afternoon, and the Adams Centre band furnished the music. A large number of Watertown people witnessed the scene and enjoyed its pleasures.

Watertown Despatch

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Richard Palmer
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Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Tuesday, May 27, 1873