y Mr. Brooks.
All Mr. Usher said relative to the other is,
The last ship built in this town was launched from the ship yard of Mr. Joshua T. Foster in 1873.
He did not even give the name.
Thus it appears (except in the above) there were 54 ships built in Medford, of which there is no record of name, owner, builder, style or tonnage, and that, too, in a history paid for liberally by the town, as well as by the purchasers.
Referring to this register we find the first in enumeration of 1848, and 399th in order-
Ship, Living Age; ship yard, J. Stetson's; builder, J. Stetson; owner, E. D. Peters & Co., Boston; tonnage, 758.
Jotham Stetson's ship yard was just below the location of Winthrop bridge, and the last remains of wharf and piling were removed a few years ago in the dredging and park improvements.
In May, 1855, the Living Age, then in other ownership, sailed from New York with a cargo of general merchandise for the Sandwich Islands.
It was mid-winter in the Southe