The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., June 2, 1873

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The New Schooner W. B. Phelps. - The new schooner built at Sackets Harbor, by B. Eveleigh, for Mr. John Dunn, of this city, and named the W. B. Phelps, arrived in port this morning, and has been visited during the day by hundreds who have looked her over, criticized and departed well pleased with her appearance and finish.

The new schooner was commenced last September, thus giving her timbers plenty of time to season, is built of the best oak and well ironed. She is of handsome model, very clean both forward and aft, with graceful sheer, and will undoubtedly trouble the fast sailors to keep her in sight any length of time. She is of the three mast rig, well sparred, rigging well fitted and presents a tidy appearance throughout.

The following are her dimensions: Length 137 feet 4 inches; beam 25 feet; depth of hold 11 feet, and measures Custom House measurement 297 20/100 tons. She is fitted out with all modern improvements, and has, we are happy to say, an Oswego capstan cast by Middlebrook & Mack, of the Tallcott patent. The cabin is neatly arranged, and has a large dining room, kitchen, state rooms, wash room and parlor for the Captain.

It is handsomely finished and grained, and looks neat and cozy enough for the men "who go down to the sea in ships." She will carry 18,500 bushels of wheat through the canal, or 21,500 to Buffalo., The Captain of the Phelps is William Carter, an experienced, able seaman, who feels justly proud of his handsome craft. He is ably seconded by his chief officer Mr. Perry, an old seaman and former commander of vessels.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., June 2, 1873