The new barque SUCCESS, built for H.N. Strong, at the shipyard of Campbell Owen, was successfully launched on Saturday afternoon, at 3:00. No pains or expense have been spared by her enterprising builders to make her as stout and safe a craft as was ever built in this city. She is modeled after the barque SUPERIOR, and is considered equal to her in every respect. The timber used in her construction is of the best quality, and is put together in a manner of which her builders need not be ashamed. She is heavily ironed, and her ribs are placed closer togehter than usual. A unique arrangement in her construction is the manner by which her bow is strengthened by a heavy network of timbers. It is entirely a new feature, and is considered to be a decided improvement. Her ceiling is 5 inches thick, and she is supplied with heavy hanging knees.
Her dimensions are as follows: Length over all, 142 ft.; breadth of beam, 26 ft. 1 inch; depth of hold 12 ft.; capacity 20,000 bu.; custom house measurement, about 400 tons. She is capable of passing through the Welland Canal.
The launch was attended by a large number of people, who occupied every available site in the neighborhood. The dock and neighboring vessels were thronged with men, women and children, all anxious to catch a glimpse of her as she gracefully went down to her future element. Everything passed off promptly and as successfully as could be desired, and the tug soon towed her back to her dock amid the cheers of the crowd.
Detroit Free Press
April 6, 1862
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LAUNCH. - A new schooner, owned by H.N. Strong, Esq., was launched at Detroit on Saturday last. She is called the SUCCESS, and her dimensions are as follows: Length over all, 142 ft.; breadth of beam, 26 ft. 1 inch; depth of hold, 12 ft. She is built with a view to passing the Welland Canal, and will carry about twenty thousand bushels.
Buffalo Daily Courier
Tuesday, April 8, 1862
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NOTE:-- Lost Lake Michigan 1863