The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., Aug. 15, 1871

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The Launch Yesterday. According to announcement the new schooner built for Mr. T. S. Mott, by A. Miller & Co., was launched yesterday afternoon. Every available space for watching the event was occupied by four o'clock. The trestle of the Delaware & Hudson Co. ran parallel to the course of the vessel was to take, and was, of course, covered with spectators. In the neighborhood of 50 people were on the schooner, among whom was our reporter.

At 4:30 the first blow was struck at the props and at 5:15 the schooner began to move, slowly at first, but with accelerating velocity, till gracefully, she swept into the waters. With the usual ceremonies she was christened Havana. The little schooner Ranger was moored at the Delaware & Hudson dock, and rocked from the swash carried by the launch, so that her topmasts whipped the railings of the trestle, causing a quick stampede among those there situated.

The following are the dimensions of the Havana: Length over all 142 feet, 6 inches; beam, 26 feet, 2 inches; depth of hold, 11 feet, 5 inches; foremast 88 feet; mainmast, 90 feet; topmasts, 60 feet; 306 tons burthen.

Her capacity is 19,000 bushels. Capt. Samuel Moran, formerly of the Florida, is to be her commander. Mr. Mott owns these vessels, which together form quite a fleet: Havana, Florida, J. E. Gilmore, H. Fitzhugh, J.T. Mott.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., Aug. 15, 1871