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[p. 78] Commonwealth were employed in this town, and built nearly one-quarter of the ships constructed in the State, one-third of the tonnage, and one-half the value of the whole. From this result, so creditable to our town, it appears that a given number of workmen here build larger and more valuable vessels than those which are commonly constructed in other parts of the Commonwealth.

As an addition to the statistics of Mr. Baker, I will state that Mr. John Stetson, our venerable fellow-citizen, informs me that he saw 19 vessels in process of construction at the same time, in the ship-yards of the town. He does not remember the year.

I will now give you the aggregate results of the shipbuilding of the town as shown by Mr. Usher's tables:

builders.No. vessels.
Thatcher Magoun84
C. Turner & E. Briggs3
Calvin Turner25
James Ford2
Sprague & James66
George Fuller29
E. & H. Rogers9
John Sparrell1
Samuel Lapham20
Jotham Stetson32
Curtis & Co.2
P. & J. O. Curtis6
Waterman & Ewell51
Foster & Taylor22
Paul Curtis27
James O. Curtis78
George H. Briggs1
Peter Lewis1
Henry Ewell9
John Taylor12
Joshua T. Foster42
Haydn & Cudworth39
B. F. Delano .2
Luther Turner.1
Isaac Hall1
568

decade.Numbers.Total Tonnage.
1803-1812328,408
1813-18226215,459
1823-18328323,285
1833-184212257,674
1843-185218597,434
1853-18627057,815
1863-18731412,049
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568272,124

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