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on about the north side of the river, and immediately says, the record concerning it is as follows: The governor built a bark at Mistick which was launched this day and called The Blessing of the Bay. We do not deny but that there was a tradition current relative to early ship building on the north side of the river. In fact, we think there may have been, and that Mr. Brooks, who wrote as above in 1855, at the age of sixty, had it from his forbears, who were men of mature age, when Thatcher Magoun established his shipyard on the north side of the Mistick, and when later other ship-builders found the remains of old ways and timbers farther down beside the river. So Mr. Brooks transfers Winthrop's ship-building from Charlestown to Medford, by saying, the record concerning it is as follows, and quotes: July 4, 1631. The governor's bark, etc., etc. Now as we look at it, the governor's bark (the Blessing) was built just where the governor wrote that it was, at Mistick, the Ten Hi