hip Magnet, his twenty-third vessel, launched in 1856, was the last vessel built by him or in his yards.
He then retired from the business of building vessels, in most of which he was part or sole owner.
He built several ships, the Argonaut, Don Quixote, and others, for Mr. John E. Lodge, the father of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge.
Mr. Lapham was the first chief engineer of the Medford Fire Department.
He died at his residence May 24, 1886.
Of all the homesteads on old Ship street, that ote, built at Foster's yard in 1868 (A picture of this vessel is reproduced on the invitations to this meeting.
She is represented just before the launch.) has a notice in the Boston Evening Journal of Oct. 29, 1868, as follows: Launched, ship Don Quixote.
A fine vessel of about 1,000 tons was launched by Mr. Foster, at Medford, a few days since.
She now lies at Long wharf and will load for San Francisco.
Her commander was Captain Nelson, formerly of ship Golden Fleece, and she sailed for Wi