vin Turner, E. & H. Rogers, G. B. Lapham, and S. Lapham.
4. Yard off Swan street, site of present city stables.
Here James O. Curtis commenced ship-building in 1839, and the yard was exclusively used by him except in one instance, when B. F. Delano used it to build a small schooner.
5. Yard on northerly side of river, opposhirty-six days. This yard was afterwards used by George Fuller.
7. Yard on South street, northerly end of Curtis street. Here Paul Curtis established himself in 1839, and he remained here until he removed his business to East Boston.
8. Yard on South street, just above Winthrop-street bridge.
Occupied by Jotham Stetson fromschools were sometimes given half-holidays when a great ship was to be launched.
It was thus I witnessed the launch of the St. Petersburg, built by Mr. Magoun, in 1839.
It was a ship of 828 tons, the largest ship which up to that time had been built in Medford.
It was the first launch I ever saw. How beautiful the brightly pai