The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Augusta (Schooner), 20 Jul 1855

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LAUNCH.---A new vessel called the AUGUSTA, was launched yesterday from the shipyard of James A. Baker, in this city. She has been built by Mr. Baker, for the house of Messrs. Thomas Y. Avery & Co., and is one of the largest and finest modelled vessels ever built here. She measures 126 feet keel, 25 feet 6 inch beam, and 11 feet 6 inch hold, and has the capacity of 15,000 bushels of wheat through the Welland Canal. She is loading with 3,000 barrels of salt for the upper lakes. ----- Oswego Journal, 21st.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, July 23, 1855

The new schooner AUGUSTA was launched at Oswego July 20th., her keel is 126 x 25.5
      Daily Democratic Press
      Wednesday, July 25, 1855

Mr. James A. Baker launched a new vessel from his shipyard about 6:00 last evening. She is a beautiful craft, staunch built, arched, with diagonal braces, and sits upon the water "like a thing of life." She is calculated to carry about 16,000 bu. wheat through the canal and measures 126 (k)*??*?? ft. She is owned by Thomas A. Avery & Co. and is named AUGUSTA, after the sister of the owner. She is to be laden and cleared immediately for the upper lakes. - Oswego Palladium, 20th.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 24, 1855
Schooner AUGUSTA. Of 357 tons. Built Oswego by Baker in 1855. Owned by T.Y. Avery. Home port, Oswego. Value $8,800. Class, B 1.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

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Augusta (Schooner), 20 Jul 1855