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Newspaper clipping from Humboldt Times 4MAR1917

Newspaper clipping from Humboldt Times 4MAR1917

Source: The Humboldt Times (Eureka, CA), 4 March 1917, p 8, col 1.
Courtesy of California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside.



Second of Wooden Fleet Being Built By Hammond Lumber Co. Takes To Water

Miss Ann Fenwick Christens Boat In Presence of Mayor Rolph of San Francisco, New Owner of Yards

Christened by Miss Ann Fenwick of Samoa and with Mayor James Rolph, Jr, of San Francisco as an honored guest at the ceremonies, the Flavel, second of the fleet of four vessels built and being built at the Fairhaven shipyards was launched at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning. With all conditions favorable, at the appointed hour the Flavel slipped gracefully down the ways and amid the applause of the launching party Miss Fenwick, daughter of Manager G.W. Fenwick of the Hammond Lumber Company, broke the customary bottle of sparkling champagne over the bows of the Flavel. The vessel took to the water prettily and was immediately picked up by a tug and brought alongside the shipyard wharves when the last finishing touches will be put on the hull. She will towed to San Francisco within a short time to be engined.

The Flavel is the second vessel of her type to be launched at Fairhaven for the Hammond Lumber Company. The first was the Santiam, completed last September. The third vessel of this fleet, the Trinidad, now is half framed at the yards while the keey of a fourth vessel, to be known as the Halco, will he laid where the Flavel was built. The vessels are being built by the Hammond company under a lease of the yards. At the expiration of the lease the plant will be turned over to the Rolph Coal and Navigation Company, under the terms of the purchase arranged by Mayor Rolph of San Francisco.

The Flavel is in all ways a sister ship of the Santiam. She has a length of 220 feet, a beam of 42 feet and 14 feet depth of hold. Her tonnage 543 net and she is designed to carry 1,100,000 feet of lumber.

The Flavel is the two hundred and seventh vessel built on this bay, according to maritime records, the first shipbuilding having been done here in pioneer days. Captain Self, now master of the steamer Necanicum of the Hammond fleet, is to command the Flavel as soon as she is in commission.

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