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Medford Ship building Notes The Brooks History of Medford gave a (presumably) complete list of five hundred and thirteen Medfordbuilt vessels, including the year 1854. Mr. Usher in his later work (1886) gave the names of twenty-four builders of five hundred and sixty-four vessels of all styles, but gave no names of owners, style or tonnage. Prior, however, to his publication there appeared in the Mercury of April 1, 1882, the following, which is also presumably correct, though it lacks
Enumerated in the earlier list of five hundred and thirteen was one not named and not sold.
Adding the fifty-five above listed gives a total of five hundred and sixty-eight, or four more than the total given by Usher (page 427). The queries arise, what was the name given the one not sold, built by Captain Foster?
Assuming the Usher totals correct, what the names of those four, and who the owners?
From the names given we might infer that some were built fo