This beautiful vessel is designed to stow a large cargo, and sail fast. She has rounded lines, but sharp, well-formed ends, and great length of floor. Between perpendiculars, on deck, she is 180 feet long, has 37 feet 2 inches breadth of beam, 24 feet depth of hold, including 8 feet height of between decks, and registers about 1100 tons. Her dead rise at half floor is 15 inches, swell of sides about 1 foot, and sheer 2 feet, which is graduated her whole length, and gives her quite a lively outline forward. The stern swells slightly outwards between the quarters, and between the archboard and the taffrail, and is spanned by an arch of gilded carved work, in the apex of which is the representation of a ship, under all drawing sail, by the wind. She is sheathed with yellow metal and painted black above, clipper style; inside, she is a buff color. All her accommodations are on the upper deck, and over every hatchway she has a movable house. The house for her crew, galley, &c., is amidships, abaft the foremast, and her cabins are built into a half-poop deck, abaft which is her steering apparatus, covered by a house, which is also available for other purposes. The after cabin contains 4 state-rooms, and is beautifully wainscotted with a variety of fancy woods, set off with gilded lines and flowers. It is also richly furnished, and contains all that pertains to a first-class clipper. The forward cabin also contains 4 staterooms, and is painted Florence white; the ante-room contains the pantry, and a state-room for the mates.
Of her materials, fastening, and the style of her workmanship, it is not necessary to say much, for she is as good a vessel of her size as need to be built. Her frame is of seasoned white oak, her scantling of hard pine, and she is strongly fastened, both inside and out, and is finished in the best style. She has Litchfield's patent pumps, also bilge pumps, and Flander's patent force pump, for wetting sails, washing deck, or extinguishing fire, should such a calamity occur on board. She also has Crane's self-acting chain stoppers, which we are glad to see adopted in every new ship of any note; and in all her other outfits she is liberally found.
She is a full rigged ship, and is handsomely sparred and well rigged. Her lower masts are 76, 81 and 73 feet long, fore and main topmasts 45 feet, mizzen topmast 34, and the other masts in proportion. The yards upon the fore and mainmasts are alike, viz: 64, 55, 42 and 31 feet, and upon the mizzenmast 54, 41½, 31 and 21 feet, and the other spars in proportion. She has a main skysail yard rigged aloft, but has nothing above a royal on either of the other masts.
She was built at Medford, by Mr. J.T. Foster, who has built many of the best vessels belonging to this port, and is owned by Messrs. J. & A. Tirrell, of this city. Capt. Geo. N. Elliott, one of our most successful and enterprising shipmasters, commands her. She is now loading rapidly in Messrs. Glidden & Williams' line of San Francisco clippers, and will sail in the course of a few days.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius.
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