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r the world. The pioneer in this movement, so eventful to the town, was Thatcher Magoun. This great ship-builder was born in Pembroke, Mass., June 17, 1775, the aid, he made the model of the first vessel he ever built, the brig Mt. Aetna. Mr. Magoun was not a man to remain content with a subordinate position in his trade, andat time until 1836, and during that period built 84 vessels. I well remember Mr. Magoun, a portly gentleman, of extremely dignified bearing, then considerably advanc 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. Ewing of the town as shown by Mr. Usher's tables: builders.No. vessels. Thatcher Magoun84 C. Turner & E. Briggs3 Calvin Turner25 James Ford2 Sprague & James66launched. It was thus I witnessed the launch of the St. Petersburg, built by Mr. Magoun, in 1839. It was a ship of 828 tons, the largest ship which up to that time