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Acontias (Schooner), U1394, 4 Aug 1856

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Launch. - The substantial and beautiful schooner built by Jas. A. Baker, Esq., and owned by Messrs. Avery & Baker, of this city, will be launched this afternoon at 3 P.M. This is one of the largest and most perfect vessels ever built in Oswego; her timbers and all the materials having been selected with the greatest car, her bolts and fastenings having received special attention under the superintendence of Mr. Baker¹s Foreman Mr. Jas. N avagh, whose skill as a builder is well known to be unsurpassed.
She is fitted with all the modern improvements, having on board Messrs. Talcott & Underhill's Patent Captstan and Windlass of the largest size - also a new patent Iron Windlass, for hoisting anchors, lately invented by G. Talcott Esq., which not only combines great power, with economy of room, but overcomes all the difficulties experienced with the present Windlass, and is attracting much attention as being the best article for the purpose, ever supplied to any vessel.
      Oswego Palladium
      Thursday, July 31, 1856

Launch. - The new vessel of Messrs. Avery & Baker, which we noticed on Thursday, was launched Saturday morning. She is really a splendid vessel in every respect, and will do honor to her owners and builders. She is called the ACONTIAS, and is to be commanded by Captain Stephen Lindsay. She is of the largest class, measuring 374 tons Custom House measurement.
      Oswego Palladium
      Monday, August 4, 1856

Schooner ACONTIAS. U. S. No. 1394. Of 264.40 gross tons; 251.18 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1866. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 136.5 x 25.8 x 10.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
NOTE:-- Schooner ACONTIAS. U. S. No. 1394. Of 264 tons gross. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1856 137.0 x 25.8 x 11.3. Rebuilt in 1866 at Detroit.
      Herman Runge List

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Acontias (Schooner), U1394, 4 Aug 1856