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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Tues., Aug. 15, 1871

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Launch Of The New Schooner Havana. - The new schooner Havana, built by A. Miller & Co. for T.S. Mott, was launched yesterday afternoon, from the foot of East 2d street. A large crowd assembled in the vicinity, every available spot being occupied, from which a view of the vessel could be obtained.

The Delaware & Hudson Coal Co.'s trestle work was covered with spectators. Most of the crowd having arrived about an hour before the launch took place, they showed commendable patience in waiting under the burning rays of the sun which was particularly hot yesterday afternoon.

The workmen commenced operations about half past four o'clock, and it was full half an hour before everything was ready. Finally the last blow was struck, and the gallant craft glided gracefully into the water amid the deafening cheers of the crowd. The Havana is a first class vessel of 306 tons burden, Custom House measurement. Her dimensions are as follows: Length over all, 141 1/2 feet; breadth of beam, 26 feet 1 inch; depth of hold, 11 feet 5 inches; length of foremast, 88 feet; length of mainmast 90 feet; topmast 60 feet. She will carry 19,000 bushels of wheat through the canal. She is wire rigged,m and was painted by P. Callinan. She is to be commanded by Capt. Moran an old and experienced sailor, late captain of the Florida. Mr. Mott's fleet now consists of the following: Florida. J.E. Gilmore, H. Fitzhugh, J.T. Mott and Havana. These are all first class vessels.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Tues., Aug. 15, 1871