aunching, set up a great cheer as the vessel took the water.
Miss Annie Ferrullo, 7-year old daughter of Generose Ferrullo, one of the contractors, of Medford Hillside, broke a bottle of Italian wine over the bow and christened the schooner Tremont. The vessel is named after the Tremont Trust Company.
The 1500— ton Tremont is valued at $200,000.
As the date of the above lacks but four days of being forty-seven years from the launching of the last Medford ship (the Pilgrim, by Captain J. T. Foster.
See Regis-Ter, Vol.
XVI, p. 71), it is evident that the sight must have been a novel one and of interest to Somerville and Medford people.
To the comparatively few of the latter who recall memories and legends of the old busy days along the Mystic, and to those who have watched, from the car windows in passing, the slow progress of its building it was especially so. From the Boston Post of October 22, we quote:
The history of the new vessel notes many obstacles placed in the w