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Wm. Sanderson (Schooner), 1 Oct 1856

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Another Launch- The new and splendid vessel just completed by Messrs. Goble and Crockett for Messrs. Clemow & Bloore, proprietors of the "Game Cock Line" was launched yesterday afternoon in beautiful style, and without the slightest mishap. She is a remarkable staunch heavy timbered, and thoroughly fastened craft, as well as beautiful in model. Her dimensions are 136 ft. Keel, 25 ft. 8 inches beam, 11 ft. 9 inches depth of hold and is about 412 tons in burden. She is finished in superior style, with large and commodious cabin, and does credit to her skillful and enterprising builders. As she glided into the water her name Wm. SANDERSON, was unfurled to the breeze, being christened after one of our most enterprising business men. The steam-tug Bloore, took the vessel in tow with a select company of gentlemen on board, and a collation was served up, Toasts were drank and speeches made, and a social time was enjoyed. Mr. Sanderson toasted the enterprising proprietors, and Mr. C . F. Uhlhorn expressed the wish that the new vessel might be as successful in her voyages and entries as her worthy namesake. This is the third vessel of the fleet of Messrs. Clemow and Bloore, which are the DREADNOUGHT, T. L. AVERY, Wm. SANDERSON, with a tonnage of 1174, Success to them all.
      Oswego Palladium
      Thursday, October 16, 1856.

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The new schooner Wm. SANDERSON, which was launched yesterday afternoon, makes a fine appearance in the water, and she is unquestionably one of the best vessels ever built at this port. This is the second vessel built by Messrs. Goble & Crockett this season. The TITAN which they launched in June last, is a good specimen of marine architecture, and her (sailing) capacities are inferior to none. The Wm. SANDERSON is to be commanded by Capt. James McKee, late of the bark COL. CAMP. She is now loading with salt, and will sail in a few days for Milwaukee. Mr. Sanderson after whom she is names we understand, has presented the vessel with a set of colors and an appropriate library.
      Oswego Times
      Thursday, Oct.16, 1856

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Wm. Sanderson (Schooner), 1 Oct 1856