The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Joseph Traveler (St. Joseph, MI), 18 Sept. 1861


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"Bell Stevens."

On Saturday last, J. E. Stevens new vessel, bearing the above name, was successfully launched, at the Ship Yard, foot of Main Street. Several hundred people assembled to witness the sight, and as she moved swiftly down the "ways" and dashed safely into the river, three hearty cheers were given by the pleased multitude. Some excellent remarks were made, by C. R. Brown, Esq., on the occasion. The Bell Stevens is about one hundred and ten tons burthen, and has been built with the greatest care by Geo. Hanson, Esq. None but the very best material has been used in her construction; while her model is one of the finest known to ship builders. She sits as gracefully as a swan upon the water, and will doubtless make a fast sailer. She is to be commanded by Capt. H. M. Brown, master of the Experiment for two seasons, whose excellent qualifications as a seaman are only equalled by his genial nature, and his good qualities of heart. The Bell Stevens will be ready for sea in about two weeks.


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Date of Original:
18 Sept. 1861
Local identifier:
GLN.5929
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Robert C. Myers
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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St. Joseph Traveler (St. Joseph, MI), 18 Sept. 1861