This is a beautiful vessel of 327 tons register, and is admirably adapted for the Mediterranean trade. She is 113 feet long on deck, has 26 feet 3 inches breadth of beam, and 12 feet 1 inch depth of hold. Her dead rise at half floor is 15 inches, sheer 1 foot 5 inches, swell 6 inches, and width across the taffrail 17 feet. She has a small topgallant forecastle, with a capstain on it, a bouse abaft the foremast, for the crew and galley and storerooms, and aft a house joined to a half poop deck, upon which deck she is steered. She has two cabins, one in the house before the poop, and connected with it, the other under the poop. The first contains four staterooms and the pantry, and the after one has two staterooms and other apartments, and both are neatly finished and elegantly furnished.
The vessel herself is of fine model for speed, having long, sharp ends, and an excellent angle of dead rise, with a long floor, for holding on when by the wind. For a head she has a gilded sea-crow, or some other new bird, unknown to natural history, and her stern, which is very light and graceful, is also ornamented with gilded carved work. She is sheathed with yellow metal up to 11 feet, and is painted black above it.
She is built of oak and copper fastened. Her keel is 12 by 15 inches; floor timbers in the throats 10 inches square, keelson 14 by 13 inches, and rider 9 by 11, of oak. Her timbers and keelsons are fastened with copper and iron, the copper driven through and riveted. The floor ceiling is 3 inches thick, and over the first futtock are 2 thick strakes, the first 8 by 14, and the second 7 by 12 inches, and all the other ceiling above is 4 inches, all square fastened. The beams are 12 by 14 inches, secured with stout lodging and hanging knees and stanchions, and the decks are 3 inches thick. She has heavy hooks forward and aft, and is remarkably well finished inside. Her garboards are 4 inches thick, the bottom planking 3 inches, and the wales 4, carried up flush to the covering boards. She is seasoned with salt, has Emerson's ventilators, and is well found in boats, ground tackle, &c.
She is a full rigged barque. Her lower masts, commencing with the fore, are 51, 54, and 54 feet long, and the fore and main topmasts, topgallant masts, &c., are alike, viz: 32, 17 and 10 feet; and the other masts in like proportions. The yards are also alike, forward and aft, viz: 50, 38½, 27¼, and 21 feet square. Her bowsprit 16½ outboard, jibboom 15, and flying jibboom 11 feet, with 4 feet end; spanker boom 28 feet, gaff 22 feet, and the other spars in like proportions. She has an excellent gang of Russia hemp rigging, well fitted, and altogether aloft she looks beautifully.
This is fine vessel was built at East Boston, by Messrs. Brown & Lovell, who deserve great credit for the handsome style in which she is finished. She is partly owned by Capt. Lewin, who commands her, and who is well known as an excellent sailor. We wish him and his beautifully vessel "the best of good luck." Her builders, Messrs. Brown & Lovell, have now on the stocks a fine freighting ship of about 1000 tons, which they will build with despatch.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius.
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