Launch At Shickluna's
Early yesterday morning preparations were quickly made for launching a new barque at the shipyard of Mr. Lewis Shickluna and arrangements were so perfect and everything was in such good order that the vessel glided off the stocks without the least jar, about nine o'clock. She was named the Manzanilla.
is a full sized canal barque built for Capt. Jas Murray of this town and is of about the same size and build as the Magellan, which was launched last week [two weeks previous]. She is barquentine rigged and is 142 feet overall, 26 feet 2 inches breadth of beam and 12 feet depth of hold. She is 456 tons carpenters' measurement and 370 tons register and will carry 19,500 bushels of wheat in the canal and 23,000 bushels outside. She cost $21,000 and will be commanded by Capt. Alexander Campbell. The Manzanilla is not quite finished.
This fine propeller, which is gradually approaching completion in Shickluna's yard, has been somewhat delayed by the engines not being ready, but is expected to be ready for launching by the 1st of June. She is being built for a company of gentlemen in town, among whom are Dr. Oille, Messrs. C. Brown, G.N. Oille, Burrows and Chatfield and Capt. Graham, who is manager. She will accommodate a large number of passengers and will be commanded by Capt. Macdonald. Purser Mr. W.H. Reid.
Still They Come
Shickluna yesterday laid the keel for another barque and also has the keel of a new propeller ready. This large business of his with the press of work at his drydock keeps 160 men constantly employed.