The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., May 6, 1874

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Another New Vessel
The John Dunn

We prepared a first class notice of the launch of the new schooner from Miller & Co.'s yard, Monday, such a notice as a vessel named after so clever a gentleman as John Dunn ought to have, but was unavoidably crowded out. In that notice, we told how at half pass three "the blocks were removed, the wedges driven, and the neat trim schooner moved gracefully to meet the element with which she is to heretofore battle." We will today, simply say that the John Dunn is owned by Messrs John Dunn and L.L. Kinyon, and is 142 feet long, 26 feet 2 inches beam, 12 feet 3 inches depth of hold, and measures 329 89/100 tons. Her carrying capacity will be 19,000 bushels of wheat through the canal or 23,000 bushels to Buffalo. Mr. Edward Lefevre superintended her building and the work reflects credit upon his skills as a mechanic. The cabin, built by Captain Archie Preston, will compare with any on the lakes , and is a model of finish and beauty. Her rigging is furnished by Daniel Lyons, the well known ship chandler of this city, and will be fitted by Mr. H.W. Green, who furnishes the sails. The painting, which is in good taste, is by Edward Farrell. Captain Wm. Carter, formerly of the schooner W.B. Phelps, will command the new vessel. he is a sailor, and his promotion shows in what estimation he is held by his employees. We wish the John Dunn success, knowing as we do that if she is true to her namesake she will win it, and hope that her paths may be flowery with borders of greenbacks.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., May 6, 1874