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Havana (Schooner), 14 Aug 1871


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Launch Of The New Schooner Havana. - The new schooner Havana, built by A. Miller & Co. for T.S. Mott, was launched yesterday afternoon, from the foot of East 2d street. A large crowd assembled in the vicinity, every available spot being occupied, from which a view of the vessel could be obtained.
The Delaware & Hudson Coal Co.¹s trestle work was covered with spectators. Most of the crowd having arrived about an hour before the launch took place, they showed commendable patience in waiting under the burning rays of the sun which was particularly hot yesterday afternoon.
The workmen commenced operations about half past four o¹clock, and it was full half an hour before everything was ready. Finally the last blow was struck, and the gallant craft glided gracefully into the water amid the deafening cheers of the crowd. The Havana is a first class vessel of 306 tons burden, Custom House measurement. Her dimensions are as follows: Length over all, 141 1/2 feet; breadth of beam, 26 feet 1 inch; depth of hold, 11 feet 5 inches; length of foremast, 88 feet; length of mainmast 90 feet; topmast 60 feet. She will carry 19,000 bushels of wheat through the canal. She is wire rigged,m and was painted by P. Callinan. She is to be commanded by Capt. Moran an old and experienced sailor, late captain of the Florida. Mr. Mott¹s fleet now consists of the following: Florida. J.E. Gilmore, H. Fitzhugh, J.T. Mott and Havana. These are all first class
vessels.
      Oswego Advertiser & Times
      Tuesday, August 15, 1871



The Launch Yesterday. According to announcement the new schooner built for Mr. T. S. Mott, by A. Miller & Co., was launched yesterday afternoon. Every available space for watching the event was occupied by four o¹clock. The trestle of the Delaware & Hudson Co. ran parallel to the course of the vessel was to take, and was, of course, covered with spectators. In the neighborhood of 50 people were on the schooner, among whom was our reporter.
At 4:30 the first blow was struck at the props and at 5:15 the schooner began to move, slowly at first, but with accelerating velocity, till gracefully, she swept into the waters. With the usual ceremonies she was christened Havana. The little schooner Ranger was moored at the Delaware & Hudson dock, and rocked from the swash carried by the launch, so that her topmasts whipped the railings of the trestle, causing a quick stampede among those there situated.
The following are the dimensions of the Havana: Length over all 142 feet, 6 inches; beam, 26 feet, 2 inches; depth of hold, 11 feet, 5 inches; foremast 88 feet; mainmast, 90 feet; topmasts, 60 feet; 306 tons burthen.
Her capacity is 19,000 bushels. Capt. Samuel Moran, formerly of the Florida, is to be her commander. Mr. Mott owns these vessels, which together form quite a fleet: Havana, Florida, J.E.Gilmore, H. Fitzhugh, J.T. Mott.
      Oswego Palladium
      Tuesday, August 15, 1871


      LAUNCH. - The new schr. HAVANA, built by Messrs. A. Miller & Co., for T.S. Mott, was launched Monday afternoon at Oswego. The HAVANA is a first class vessel of 306 tons burden, Custom House measurement. Her dimensions are as follows: Length over all 114 1/2 feet; breadth of beam, 26 feet 1 inch; depth of hold, 11 feet 5 inches; length of foremast, 88 feet; length of mainmast, 90 feet and length of topmast, 60 feet. She will carry 19,000 bu wheat through the canal. She is wire rigged, and was painted by P. Culliman. She is to be commanded by Capt. Moran, an old and experienced sailor, late captain of the schr. FLORIDA.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, August 16, 1871


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William R. McNeil
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Havana (Schooner), 14 Aug 1871