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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 279 279 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 90 90 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 48 48 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 37 37 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 34 34 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 26 26 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 24 24 Browse Search
Margaret Fuller, Memoirs of Margaret Fuller Ossoli (ed. W. H. Channing) 23 23 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 22 22 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 22 22 Browse Search
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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 28., Old ships and Ship-building days of Medford. (search)
Old ships and Ship-building days of Medford. Chapter 6: The California clipper Ship Era. the names of Medford-built ships are italicized. THE New York builders took the lead in the changes designed to improve the speed of vessels after 1840. Mr. John W. Griffiths, a New York designer, advocated increasing the proportion of length to breadth and sharpening the body fore and aft, with long hollow water lines, and bringing the greatest breadth and center of buoyancy further aft. Another improvement he suggested was to round up the ends of the main transom, thereby relieving the quarters and thus making the after-body finer and the stern above the water-line much lighter and handsomer. Captain Clark. Clipper Ship Era. Mr. Griffiths, in 1843, designed the Rainbow on these lines, although she was not launched until 1845. The superiority of this type of ship was that with their sharp lines and lofty canvas they could point higher, and were able to cross belts of calm and
now has a marker, Jerome C. Judkins Square,) stands, beneath three tall sycamores, the house of Jonathan Brooks, an acconnt of which, written by its occupant, Mrs. Alfred Brooks, may be found in the Register, Vol. XV, p. 67. Across the street, at the corner of Hastings lane, is the much older but well preserved house of John Bradshaw, where the first church of Medford was gathered in February, 1712. Next beyond was the newer house of Jonathan Brooks. We are presenting this as it was (since 1840) as our frontispiece, especially because of the very recent changes. At this point High street has its height of land, though the land of this estate rises somewhat higher. On this sightly location Jonathan Brooks built his new home, one of those stately two-story houses with towering chimneys and end walls of brick. Later, it was enlarged in the rear and again by ells on both rear corners, making its extreme length nearly one hundred feet. During the present year all these have been re