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s brig, which would indicate a lack of care taken. We are told by an expert attendant at the old State House that the brig Owhyee was of 166.52 tons, built by John Wade at Boston in 1821. John Wade was previously master boat-builder at the Navy Yard. The Boston Directory of that year says his shipyard was at Bullard & Hart's sJohn Wade was previously master boat-builder at the Navy Yard. The Boston Directory of that year says his shipyard was at Bullard & Hart's shipways, Lynn street, near Charles river bridge; and in 1822 he was, with his brother Francis, in the same location. The succeeding directories mention John Wade, who very likely was of Medford ancestry, as boat-builder. Perhaps the Owhyee, a small brig, of similar size of the two built the previous year (knock-down as the modernher Francis, in the same location. The succeeding directories mention John Wade, who very likely was of Medford ancestry, as boat-builder. Perhaps the Owhyee, a small brig, of similar size of the two built the previous year (knock-down as the modern term is) at Medford, was his first venture in a larger line of constructive work.