The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Wednesday Evening May 1, 1867

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The Jamaica -- The schooner Jamaica was launched at the foot of West First street at 4(?) O'clock yesterday afternoon. The Jamaica was built by Messrs. Goble and Mcfarlane for Thomas Mott, Esq., and has been sold by him to M. L. Wheeler, Esq., and Capt. Shattuck. She is built after the same model as the Nevada, which was launched from the same place on Thursday of last week and is in all respect a first class vessel. She is 139 ft. Keel, 142 feet overall; 26 ft beam, 11 ft hold and measures 318 40/100 tons new measurement.

The launch was a perfectly successful affair, and was witnessed by a great number of people who thronged the pier and other places in the vicinity of the ship yard. The vessel glided down the ways and out into the harbor with the grace of a seemingly living thing. She is as beautiful as staunch, and her owners may well take pride in their fine vessel. She will be commanded by Capt. Shattuck a well known seaman of many years experience, and with her mate the Nevada, will go into the grain trade between this place and Chicago. An unusual number of large first-class vessels have been built here during the past season, the launch of yesterday being the fourth that has occurred this spring, while one or two more are to take place. Oswego now has a large fleet of superior vessels traversing the lakes, and the most of them are from our own builders. Our ship yards boast facilities not to be surpassed by those of any other lake ports, and the vessels here built will vie in all respects with any that sail the lakes.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Wednesday Evening May 1, 1867