All her accommodations are on the upper deck, and consist of the usual houses peculiar to clippers. She has quite a neat cabin, painted white and ornamented with gilding, and it is furnished in Messrs. Beal & Brothers' usual style of neatness.
She is built of oak and copper fastened, has massive hanging and lodging knees under all her beams, and is square fastened throughout. The space between decks, extending from the mainmast to the foremast, excepting 4 strakes of wing planking, is open, thus giving her more stowage capacity than if the space had been decked over. On deck she looks beautifully -- has low bulwarks, and plenty of deck-room for working ship.
Aloft she looks splendidly, has taunt, raking masts and square yards. The main yard is 64 feet square, and the others in proportion. All the masts, yards, tops and crosstrees are bright varnished, because her owners expect that she will sail so fast -- we ought to say fly -- that paint will not stick to her spars.
She is owned by Messrs. Curtis & Peabody, is commanded by Capt. Henry A. Ballard, and was built by the Messrs. Briggs of South Boston. Like all their vessels she is a beautiful model, well built, and finished in the first style of workmanship. She is now lying at the south side of central wharf, and is loading with despatch in Lincoln's line of Australia packets. Call and see her.
Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius
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