ield, Mass., were sent to the head of navigation on the Connecticut, in the Blessing of the Bay belonging to Gov. John Winthrop.
The Rebecca was owned by Gov. Mathew Cradock, and was, no doubt, built in Medford soon after the settlement of the plantation.
The establishment of his men on the Mystic, extensively employed in theail-cloth in all these ships, with nine firkins and two half-barrels of nails in the Two Sisters, are two-thirds for the company and one-third for the Governor, Mr. Cradock.. . .
These letters show conclusively that vessels were built in the settlement prior to the building of the Blessing of the Bay, claimed to have been the fiese letters show conclusively that vessels were built in the settlement prior to the building of the Blessing of the Bay, claimed to have been the first built in New England.
As Governor Cradock's location was in Medford, and the place where his vessels were built, it is fair to consider the Rebecca the older vessel of the two.