The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 12, 1875

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Along the Docks

The schooner rigged yacht George M. Mowbray arrived here about 3 p.m. yesterday from Quebec, which port she left at 12 o'clock last Saturday night, stopping at various points on her way up. She is in charge of Mr. Charles S. Brooker, agent for the owner of the yacht, who is Mrs. George M. Mowbray, of the Hoosac Tunnel Nitro Glycerine and Gutta Perca Works at North Adams, Mass.

The Mowbray is sailed by Capt. James Silk, and on account of her rakish clipper build and black hull attracted a good deal of notice as she came up the harbor and lay at the railroad dock. She was built in Quebec, is 56 feet 6 in. over all, 17 ft. 2 in. breadth of beam and draws about 9 ft. of water in ballast.

She is used for the storage and transport of nitroglycerine and is now on her passage to the Welland Canal. She will take on here five tons of nitroglycerine for the Welland Canal works, which is coming up the canal in a boat from Troy and is expected to be here Saturday. The transfer from the boat to the yacht will be made either in the new harbor or outside in the lake. The nitroglycerine is transported in 50 pound cans packed in ice and frozen, in which state it is nonexplosive. The Mowbray is a staunch and fast sailing craft.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 12, 1875