, and finally by J. T. Foster
In 1847 Isaac Hall built one vessel here.
2. Yard on Riverside avenue, opposite the end of Park street. Established in 1803 by Thatcher Magoun
; afterwards used by Curtis
& Co., Paul
& J. O. Curtis
, F. Waterman
& H. Ewell
, and Hayden
3. Yard on Riverside avenue, opposite end of Cross street. Occupied in 1805 by Calvin Turner
& E. Briggs
, and at successive periods by Calvin 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, opposite the old high school-house on High street. Here George H. Briggs
built a schooner in 18—.
6. Yard on South
street, opposite the end of Walnut street. Occupied by James Ford, where he built two schooners in 1814.
They were intended for privateering, and were built in the short space of thirty-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
from 1833 to 1853.
built one bark here in 1854.
9. Yard on South
street, on land adjoining Boston & Lowell Railroad.
Here Peter Lewis
built one schooner in 1845.
10. Yard at Rock Hill landing, at the foot of the hill.
Probably used for the building of lighters.
I am much indebted to my friend, Mr. John H. Hooper
, for assistance rendered me in locating these