The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat., Dec. 30, 1899

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A Curious Relic.

SACKETS HARBOR, Dec. 29. -- John Francis has sold a large arm chair, which he made from the wood of he old ship New Orleans, to a lady from California. The chair was a very interesting piece of work. it was made of four kinds of wood, being white ash curiously inlaid with cedar and rock elm to to simulate the starts and stripes.

All the wood was taken from the wreck of the New Orleans near Sackets Harbor. The ship was intended for the War of 1812. It was to have 3,200 capacity and carry 120 guns, but after 28 days' work, during which the hull was built from standing timber, the ship was never finished. Mr. Francis has many other curious relics of the old wreck.

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Richard Palmer
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Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat., Dec. 30, 1899