New Schooner Launched
Goble and MacFarlane's Ship yard - Launch of the Nashua - Other nautical matters
Yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the new schooner "Nashua" owned by J. T Mott, was launched at Goble and MacFarlane's shipyard. The building of this schooner was begun May 15, and she has been just three months on the stocks. The launch was nicely done, and witnessed by a crowd. Her dimensions are as follows:
Tonnage 315 2-100 Length over all 143 feet, Beam 26 feet 2 inches, Depth of hold 11 feet, Carrying capacity, to Buffalo 22,500 bushels of wheat through the canal, 19.000 bushels of wheat. She is one of the finest craft ever built at Oswego, and fully maintains the high reputation of her builders. She has a raised deck rom aft to the main hatch, in this respect resembling the Madeira; has wire rigging and patent steerers, from Coffin & Woodward, Boston; painted by P. Cullinan, the old reliable; has Brokenshire double acting pumps, two main and one combined force and bilge pumps. She is to be commanded by Captain John R. Moulthier, who has been in command of the J. T. Mott and will engaged in the grain trade between this port and the upper lakes. This is the ninth vessel built for J. T. Mott.
Messrs Goble and MacFarlane will now put the W. J. Preston on the stocks and thoroughly repair her. After the completion of this job, they will begin the construction of another new vessel, to be launched during the fall and after her, will build one during the winter. IT will be launched in the spring. Messrs. Goble and MacFarlane are doing a lively business, and while on this subject, we will say that the tug Alanson Sumner built by the, has been greatly admired by all who have seen her and is acknowledge to have four superiors either on this or the upper lakes.