ed for Winsor's regular line for San Francisco.
The ship Pilgrim,—long may she be remembered as the last of all the vessels built and launched on the shores of the Mystic!
She was constructed at J. T. Foster's yard for Henry Hastings & Co. Of nearly a thousand tons, launched on Dec. 3, 1873, she sailed to Hong Kong Feb. 14, 1874, with a cargo of ice, and was commanded by Capt. Frank Fowle, making the passage in one hundred and twenty-one days. Afterward, in December, 1889, was sold to Daniel Bacon, of New York.
She was constructed of finest material, sailed the world over, making fair passages, and was lost.
In the early days of ship-building, work in the yards began with sunrise and ended at sunset, with allowance of time for meals.
In later times the work hours were from 7 in the morning until 6 at night with an hour's nooning.
Usually about sixty men were employed building a ship.
They were the ship-carpenters, the calkers, the outboard and inboard joi