This is a beautiful vessel of 365 tons register, designed for a packet, between this port and Charleston, to run in Messrs. Lombard & Co.'s well known line. She is 121 feet long, has 27 feet 9 inches breadth of beam, and 12 feet 1 inch depth of hold. Though designed to stow a large cargo, yet she has fine ends for sailing, and in beauty of outline will compare with any clipper of her size, although she has a full poop deck, extending to the mainmast. Her lines below are slightly concave, and her bow rakes boldly forward, and is ornamented with a full female figure, placed to correspond with the inclination of the stem. Her stern swells between the quarter timbers, is rounded in the wake of the monkey rail, and is, withal, light and finely formed, and tastefully ornamented.

Her hold is entirely clear for the stowage of cargo, as all her accommodations are on deck. The cabin is small, but neat and well arranged, and the accommodations for her crew, the galley, &c., are in a house abaft the foremast. She is built of oak and copper fastened, and is finished in superior style. Without entering into the details of her fastening and construction, we may say, however, that she is as good a vessel of her size, both in material and workmanship, as we have ever inspected, and as such, reflects great credit upon her builders, and this, too, we know, is the opinion of our marine inspectors. She is barque rigged, has a fine set of spars, and looks beautifully aloft. Her lower masts are 54, 58, and 57 feet log; fore and main topmasts, &c. alike, viz. 32, 17 and 11 feet; mizzen topmast, &c., 25, 12 and 7; yards upon the fore and mainmasts alike, 54, 44, 33 and 25 feet square; bowsprit outboard 15 feet, jibboom, &c., 12, 10 and 4 feet, and the other spars in proportion. She carries royal yards rigged aloft, has white masts and yards, and is strongly and neatly rigged.

She was built at Chelsea by Messrs. Mitchell & Rice, and we have no hesitation in stating, that so far as we are qualified to give an opinion, she is, in every point of view, as well built and beautiful a vessel as belongs to this port. She is owned by Mr. James Adger, of Charleston, S.C., Messrs. Lombard & Co., of this city, and others and will run regularly as a packet between both ports.

Boston Daily Atlas, October 20, 1854.

Transcribed by Lars Bruzelius

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