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Agnes Hope (Schooner), 1 Aug 1869


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The Hamilton Times says a new and beautiful 3-masted vessel was launched on Wednesday afternoon from the yard of Mr. A.M. Robertson, at the foot of McNab St., and as she glided off her colors were flung to the breeze, displaying the name of AGGA HOPE, a compliment to the daughter of Adam Hope, of Hamilton. The new craft is of the most substantial build, though her lines are gracefully drawn and the model was much admired by connoisseurs in naval architecture. She is designed for the lake trade and has a capacity equal to 15,000 bushels grain. Mr. Robertson is the owner and builder.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 23, 1869 3-4




      Launch At Hamilton - The Times says a new and beautiful three- masted vessel was launched on
Wednesday afternoon [August 18], from the yard of Mr. A.M. Robertson, at the foot of MacNab street, and as
she glided off, her colours were flung in the breeze, displaying the name of AGGA HOPE - a compliment to the
daughter of Adam Hope, Esq., of Hamilton. The new craft is of the most substantial build, though her lines are gracefully drawn, and the model was much admired by connoisseurs in naval architecture. She is designed for the Lake trade, and has a capacity equal to 15,000 bushels grain. Mr. Robertson, the owner and builder, is one of the most enterprising ship builders heretofore, which have carried his fame abroad. The present is one of the best specimens of his ability.
      TORONTO GLOBE
      August 20, 1869, PAGE 4
     
     
     

      Not Quite A Launch - The Hamilton Times says the new vessel AGNES HOPE was not got clearly into the
water on Wednesday [August 18], as we were led to state from a report that reached us just previous to
publication; but by the disappointment of the hour the spectacle was repaired as far as possible by a public
spirited citizen having a full cargo of benzine on board, who succeeded in launching himself into the bay
most admirably. He was loudly applauded on being safely fished out after performing the feat. The vessel caught fast on the ways after starting gracefully, and performance of the christening ceremony by Miss Jane Robertson, and several efforts to pull the vessel off, by the steamer Indian, were unsuccessful. If not already, she will will shortly be afloat, however, and no damage will be caused by the interruption.
      TORONTO GLOBE
      August 21, 1869, Page 4



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launch, Hamilton
Date of Original:
1869
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McN.E.5777
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Agnes Hope (Schooner), 1 Aug 1869