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Medford, Condita, 1628. BY way of contrast to the recent launching on the Mystic, let us turn backward the pages of authentic history to a date almost three centuries ago and read it as quoted by our local historian in 1855:— July 4, 1631. The governor built a bark at Mistick which was launched this day and called The Blessing of the Bay. and again, Aug. 9. The governor's bark being of thirty tons went to sea. The historian says, It cost one hundred and forty-five pounds, and quotes the owner (Governor Winthrop) as saying, five years later, I will sell her for one hundred and sixty pounds. It would be interesting to follow, were it possible, the career of this early product of Mystic river ship building, and to know if the governor realized his ten plus per cent profit. We trust that he did, but even so we cannot style him a profiteer. Now note the following words of our historian, which preceded the quotations above noted which he evidently made in their suppor