The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 30, 1873

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Another New Vessel.

The new schooner Hartford, a valuable addition to our lake marine, arrived in port Tuesday, from Kingston, on her maiden trip, and has been visited by those interested in nautical matters. The new vessel was built at Gibraltar, Mich., by Lynn & Craig, and was launched September 15th. She is of good model, with great carrying capacity, and is constructed in the most substantial manner, the best oak entering into her composition. One thing noticeable is the sheer, the Hartford having a trifle more than is given to Oswego vessels, but otherwise her lines are very similar to vessels built at this port.

She is fitted out in the most complete manner, with all of the modern improvements and appliances. She is of the three and after rig, well sparred, and spreads a cloud of canvas which ought to force her through the water as fast as any of the sail vessels.

She is 142 feet long, 26 feet 2 inches beam, 14 feet 2 inches depty of hold and measures 323 tons, full canal size. She carries 18,600 bushels of wheat through the Welland Canal, or 23,000 bushels to Buffalo, with still a good side out of water, a very essential thing in the fall of the year.

The cabin of the Hartford is large, roomy, well finished and furnished, and is as comfortable as could be desired. She is owned by Messrs. J.K. Post, O.H. Brown, J.H. McCarthy and Captain William McCarthy and cost, ready for sea, about $24,000. Captain William McCarthy, an experienced seaman, commands the new schooner and will see that she does not bring up the rear of fleet sailors. We hope that the good luck deserving by the enterprising owners may attend the Hartford.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 30, 1873