One of the handsomest and best finished vessels which has visited our port this season is the new schooner Cheney Ames, which arrived last night with a cargo of grain from Toledo. The Ames was built at Youngstown by Peter Lamoree, of this city for W. H. Doyle, Cheney Ames, and John G. Doyle, and was launched October 17th. She is of good model and although smaller than the large canal vessels, has great carrying capacity. Her dimensions are Length 136 feet 2 inches; beam 26 feet; depth of hold, 10 feet 9 inches, with Custom House measurement of 298 tons. She has a cargo of 18,300 bushels of wheat and corn and her hold is not full. The Ames reflects much credit upon the skill and workmanship of Mr. Lamoree, for he has not only built a vessel with "lean" ends, graceful sheer, but a good carrier as well. The new schooner is commanded by Captain Thos. Dority, and an able and experienced seaman, who speaks in the highest terms of his new vessel, especially of the readiness with which she answers her helm.
Oswego Daily Palladium
Saturday, October 15, 1873
A splendid new 2 masted schooner, built at Youngstown, N.Y., for Wm. Doyle & Son and the Hon. Cheney Ames, of Oswego, was successfully launched on Thursday last. The AMES is a beautiful model, built of seasoned oak, and of the following dimensions: 138 ft. keel, 26 ft. 2 inches beam, and 12 ft. depth of hold. Her spars measure: Mainmast, 88 ft.; foremast, 86 ft., with 62 ft. topmasts. The timber was thoroughly seasoned and from selected stock. She was built by Peter Lamoree of Oswego, is full-sized canal vessel, with a carrying capacity of 22,000 bu. wheat, or 19,000 bu. through the canal. Her sails were made by Rob't. Green, of Oswego, from No. 1 duck. The balance of her outfit was furnished by Vosburgh & Baker, of this city. She has the best charcoal wire rigging, with all the modern improvements in the way of pumps, iron strapped blocks, indlass, &c.; in fact a complete outfit in every respect. She will be commanded by Capt. Thos. Doriety, a thorough seaman, and will be ready to sail today.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
October 20, 1873 3-4
St. Catharines, Oct. 23. -- The schooner CHENEY AMES, which was launched last Thursday at Youngstown, left for Toledo on Wednesday forenoon. She is a fine vessel, sits nicely in the water, and is calculated to be a fast sailer. She is commanded by Capt. Doberty, and ranks A 1 with a star, which places her higher than any other vessel yet built on Lake Ontario.
Friday, October 24, 1873