Woolsey (Schooner), 1 Apr 1817
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Sacketts harbor, April 16
LAUNCHES. - We are happy to state that the beautiful vessel ARCADIA, built by Mr. Roberts on the cliff of this harbor, was safely launched on Saturday at 2 P.M. The great novelty of a vessel having to descend a precipice of not less than 30 feet, together with the general opinion of her being dashed to pieces, attracted the attention of our citizens, both from the village and country -- The day being serene and favorable, at an early hour the building yard, with the ships in the harbor, and in every direction on shore that commanded a view, were crowded beyond conception with spectators.
On Wednesday was launched the schooner WOOLSEY, built by Mr. Henry Tiebout. This vessel is nearly of the same tonnage with the ARCADIA, both which, for model and strength, are considered superior to most vessels on this lake.
They reflect much credit on their builders.
Jefferson & Lewis County Gazette
April 28, 1817 p.3
( Roll 22 at Watertown Times)
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