The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Young America (Schooner), 1 Aug 1854


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The new schooner YOUNG AMERICA, built at this port by George R. Rogers, for Mr. H.N. Ames, has just taken on her first cargo for Chicago. She is one of the most handsome and burthensome clipper vessels, ever built at this port. In dimensions, her keel is 124 feet; beam 25 and a half; depth of hold, 10 feet 6 inshes; main mast 90 feet; fore mast 85 feet; main boom 63 feet, and fore boom 50 feet. Her cargo consists of 3167 bbls of salt, which is said to be the largest ever taken from this port, and to be equivalent in weight to 16,000 bushels of wheat. With this, she draws scarcely 9 feet of water, and will carry over 16,000 bushels of wheat through the Welland Canal. She is an elegant modelled vessel, and every way creditable to the enterprising parties who have brought her out. In her construction, Mr. Rogers has won a high reputation for skill and enterprise as a ship builder. The YOUNG AMERICA is commanded by Capt. Kimball, who is spoken of as a faithful and experienced seaman. ----- Oswego Time
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      August 22, 1854
     
     




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new vessel
Date of Original:
1854
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McN.E.4804
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Young America (Schooner), 1 Aug 1854