Andrew Jackson. from New York.
She was designed by Samuel A. Pook of Boston, who also designed the Ocean Telegraph, built by James O. Curtis in 1854.
Other famous ships designed by Mr. Pook were the Red Jacket and Game Cock.
Captain Clark mentions twenty-three Medford ships in a list of one hundred and seventy-three extreme type of clipper ships built between 1850 and 1857, and in a record of one hundred and twenty-eight passages made to San Francisco in 110 days or less between 1850 and 1860, from New York or Boston, seventeen were made by thirteen Medford ships as follows:—
ShipDaysPort of DepartureDate of Arrival
Shooting Star105BostonAug. 17, 1852
Courser108BostonApril 28, 1852
Phantom105BostonApril 21, 1853
Golden Eagle105BostonAug. 25, 1854
Don Quixote106BostonMarch 29, 1855
Ringleader107BostonFeb. 12, 1856
Ringleader110BostonFeb. 8, 1854
White Swallow110New YorkAug. 7, 1860
Herald of the Morning99New YorkMay 16, 1855
Herald of the Morning106BostonMay 7, 1854
as the first Grace Church, now a double dwelling, and near to it was the engine house, built when they ran with the machine— the old hand tub. This has been moved and is now the Grand Army hall.
The Orthodox Church, built in 1824, was burned in 1860 and rebuilt on the same site.
Do any of you men remember the old presidential campaigns, with their torch-light processions and fireworks?
Medford Square had its share in them, and still has a reminder of them heard daily.
In 1860 the contest w1860 the contest was a four-party one.
The Constitutional Union Party's nominees were Bell and Everett.
The State committee purchased a bell to use in their demonstrations, one of which was here in Medford.
It chanced to be the same weight and tone as that destroyed in the fire, and at the close of the campaign was purchased and placed in the new church tower on High street. In 1870, the town procured its second clock, also placed there.
The bell still has this inscription, Massachusetts for the Union, the C