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Oliver Culver (Bark), U18891, 1 Apr 1855


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A NEW SHIP.---A vessel of the largest class that can pass the Welland Canal, is now building at the mouth of the river, opposite Charlotte. She is owned by Capt. Hozea Rogers, of Irondequoit, and is being constructed under the direction of Mr.D. Rogers. This craft is of the following dimensions:
Extreme length, over all, 144 feet; breadth of beam, 26 feet; depth of hold, 11 feet and 6 inches. Total tonnage, Carpenter measurement, 450 tons.
The vessel will carry three masts, and will be schooner rigged, but it is not improbable that the owner may change his views and fit her with square rigging. This vessel is built of the best material, and is from a handsome model. She will be ready for launching in about ten days.
We understand that a number of our citizens have requested permission of Capt. Rogers to name the craft in honor of the venerable and well-known citizen, Oliver Culver. He has assented, and a subscription has been taken among the gentlemen, who thus desire to honor Mr. Culver, for the purpose of producing a complete set of colors for the vessel. The colors are being made to order by E.C. Williams, and will be ready at the time of the launch, when some interesting ceremonies will take place. ------ Roch. Union
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, April 24, 1855

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The Rochester Union, says, that a new vessel of the largest class that can pass the Welland Canal, is now building at the mouth of the river, opposite Charlotte. She is owned by Captain Hozea Rogers, of Irondequoit, and is being constructed under the direction of Mr. D. Rogers. She is to be called OLIVER CULVER.
      Toronto Globe
      Wednesday, April 25, 1855

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LAUNCH.---We learn that Capt. Hosea Rogers will launch his new barque "OLIVER CULVER" at 3 o'clock this afternoon, from the shipyard opposite Charlotte. he has built one of the finest sailing craft that has ever been put upon the water of our lake. We hope the time is not distant when the building of ships will be an extensive business at our harbor, where there exists so many facilities for it.------Rochester Union
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, May 4, 1855


A new vessel of the largest class, named the OLIVER CULVER, was launched at the mouth of the Genesee River a few days ago She is owned by Captain Hosea Rogers, of Irondequoit, who has built several vessels at that place. Capt. Ezra Rogers, Jnr. nephew of the owner, is, it is stated, to command the new vessel when she is ready for sea, which will be in about a month.
      Toronto GLOBE
      May 12, 1855
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TOO LARGE A SHIP.---The new ship OLIVER CULVER, built by Capt. Rogers at this port, left on Friday and made a good run to the Welland Canal, where she arrived on Saturday. Unfortunately, however, she stuck in one of the locks being a trifle too large. She is light and it is thought she may yet be taken through. Capt. Rogers was offered $14,000 for the CULVER before she left the Genesee River. ---- Rochester Union
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, May 30, 1855


      Schooner OLIVER CULVER. U. S. No. 18891. Of 304.94 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
     


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building, launch &c.
Date of Original:
1855
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McN.E.1575
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Oliver Culver (Bark), U18891, 1 Apr 1855