The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Mon., June 8, 1870

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Three Mile Bay. - Wilcox, Putnam & Co., are building one of the largest vessels ever built at this place. Its dimensions are as follows: Length of kee 136 feet, bresdth of beam, 26 1/2 feet, depth of hold, 11 1/2 feet. It is to be a three masted vessel, with a capacity of 375 tons. Thi is the largest size that can pass through the locks of the Welland Canal.

It is to be completed this season and sailed by Capt. C.H. Becker, who will own one fourth of it. The estimated cost is $25,000. Asa Wilcox is superintending the building himself. This is the forty fifth vessel that he has built, not one of which has met with a misfortune of any kind.

Mr. Wilcox is sixty-five years of age, het his physical and mental powers are as active and vigorous as in ordinary men of forty-five. We were informed that there is scarcely a man among the whole number of hands employed on the vessel, who can excel him in the performance of manual labor.

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Richard Palmer
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Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Mon., June 8, 1870