The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Oct. 18, 1875

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A New Schooner.

No handsomer schooner has been seen in this port in many years than the new schooner A. J. Dewey, of Chaumont, which arrived in port Saturday.

Yesterday she was the centre of attraction and excited much favorable comment from competent judges. The new schooner has a clean entrance, her bow being sharp with a touch of the New York pilot boat style of architecture, and a run that must leave the water emagitated no matter how much the vessel is forced.

Her sheer is good, such as to keep the ends out of the water in heavy weather, a consideration not to be made light of especially in the fall of the year. She was built at Chaumont by Luther Reed, a good mechanic, as his work shows, and was on the stocks, from April 7th to Saturday Oct. 9th, when she was launched. She is built in the most substantial manner and is as strong as wood and iron can made a vessel.

The owners, Messrs. Copely, Dewy, Enos and Captain Vincent, have every reason to be proud of their snug craft and can rest assured that her stern will be seen by nine tenths of the vessels on the lakes. Her dimensions are: Length over all 138 feet, beam 26 feet, depth of old 10 ½ feet and registers 287 45-100 tons. She will carry about 15,000 bushels.

Among the many things worthy of mention is an improvement in the centre board and box. The chain is fastened to the bottom of the board and runs up through a box within the centre board box, passing under a wheel at the bottom of the box. Captain William Vincent, an experienced navigator, one of the owners, commands the new vessel, and is ably seconded by George Bovee first mate. If the new fore and after runs as well as her namesake (a sterling Democrat who several times has been elected Supervisor of his town notwithstanding an adverse majority of several hundred) she will meet the expectations of her friends.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Oct. 18, 1875