The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 20 June 1823, page 3

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Annesley's Naval Architecture--We learn that a vessel has just been built by Judge Sax, at Chazy, on Lake Champlain, upon this improved plan, which gives entire satisfaction. She is, by measurement, 56 tons; and will carry above 100 tons; drawing 4 feet and having 18 inches out of water. On launching, she drew 3 inces [sic]. She has 2 bilge keels; the thickness of the sides and deck is 3 inches; her bottom, 4 1/2 inches. She has no timbers; but is constructed of courses of boards; those which run transversely, are of oak. She is intended to pass through the northern canal; and, being schooner rigged, to descend the North river to New York. Should the experiment prove successful, it is thought that for lightness, strength, durability, and sailing, this sort of vessel will soon have a decided preference; and there is an essential saving in the first cost.

Alb. Arg.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 20 June 1823, page 3