This vessel is about 634 tons register. She is 144 feet long on deck, has 32 feet extreme breadth of beam, and 21½ feet depth of hold, including 7½ height of between decks. Considering her length and capacity, (for she is designed to stow a large cargo,) she has remarkably easy ends, and buoyant floor, which has 14 inches dead rise. Her sheer is rather straight, which gives her great apparent length, at the expense of a little spring forward, now so generally in fashion. But the bow, in its design, for all the purpose of sailing, is as good as could be produced, consistently with the main design of the model, capacity. She has a carved and gilded billet head; and her stern, which is square in outline, is curved between the quarters, and ornamented with gilded carved work, &c. She has a waist of 8 strakes, defined between the mouldings of the upper wale and the planksheer, is sheathed with yellow metal up to 15½ and 16½ feet, and is painted black outside. Inside she is painted dark buff color.
She has a topgallant forecastle, a house for the crew, &c., abaft the foremast, a half-poop deck and a house in front of it, with two cabins, one under the poop, and the other in the house. Both are neatly finished and furnished, and contain excellent stateroom accommodations.
This ship is built of oak, and copper-fastened, and contains all the improvements of the day, both below and aloft.
She was designed and modelled by Mr. W.A. Darton, who is, unquestionably, one of the best-informed, scientific naval architects in this vicinity, was built by Joshua Magoun, at Charlestown, and is owned by Messrs. Alphons Hardy and Joshua Sears, of this city, [sic] She is now loading by Messrs. Glidden & Williams, for San Francisco.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius.
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