Another New Vessel
Another new vessel, adding one more to Oswego's fleet, arrive in port Saturday night, on her maiden trip, with a
cargo of wheat from Milwaukee, and since that time has been scanned with a critical eye by our ship builders,
seamen and longshoremen.
The Pulaski, the name of the new schooner, was built at Port Huron, where timber is plenty and cheap, and is
attested by the amount entering into her construction by A. Muir for Mr. T.S. Mott, of this city, and is intended for
the timber trade having stern ports. She is strong and substantial, but not handsome, being fuller forward and aft
than most vessels built here. her dimensions are: Length 142 feet, beam 26 feet 3 inches, depth of hold, 11 feet 3
inches, with a tonnage of 340 6/100 tons Custom House measurement.
She is a three and after, well sparred with handsome sticks, and spreads a cloud of canvas. She was launched
Saturday, October 11th, and the following Saturday took her departure for Milwaukee flying light, making a quick
run up in three days. The cabin of the new schooner is of necessity built on deck, to afford storage room for
timber, and is large, commodious and of good finish. The Pulaski has everything of modern improvement and cost,
ready for sea, $28,000.
The new schooner has been unlucky on her passage down, having met with a collision in the Straits, the bark
Red, White and Blue running into her, which will necessitate the expenditure of about $3,000 to make her as good
as when she was launched. In entering the harbor Saturday night she struck the bottom, a heavy sea rolling at the
time, and drifted against the east pier. She pounded heavily for a time, but was released after some hard pulling by
the tugs Crusader and C.P. Morey. Notwithstanding the severe thumping she has received, she delivered her
cargo dry, a fact that speaks well for her builder.
The commander of the new vessel is Captain J. R. Molther, an experienced and capable seaman, formerly of the
Nassau. We trust that the old saying, "a bad beginning makes a good ending, " prove true in the case of the
Pulaski that her days may be many and prosperous.