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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Old ships and ship-building days of Medford. (search)
ost like a toy. A vessel about sixty-five feet long and fifteen feet wide would figure out about that tonnage, by the rules used at that time. In Marblehead is a picture of the ship Hope, commanded by Capt. Asa Hooper, of which there is a tradition that she was built in Medford. The picture bears the date 1799. Benjamin and Ebenezer Hall had interests in vessels in the coasting trade and with the West Indies which they continued after the revolution. Ebenezer Hall, together with John Kennedy of Boston, were the owners of the brig Dolly, Capt. Levi Stetson, captured by a French privateer in 1798 in the short naval war with France. French Spoliation Claims. The following is a list of the vessels in which Benjamin Hall had an interest, with their captains and the ports to which they sailed:— DefianceParsonsTo and from West Indies EssexWillcomeTo and from West Indies FriendshipJacksonTo and from West Indies HalifaxStilesTo and from West Indies PollyBarstowTo and