The launchingof the new Maine

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The launchingof the new Maine - a fact Quay votes been of A NEW MAINE. The...
a fact Quay votes been of A NEW MAINE. The Battleship Launched. Philadelphia July, 27.--"I christen Maine," were the words which added another vessel to the navy of the States, and as they were spoken the mammoth hull of tbe largest fighting ever des'gned for the American navy slipped from the ways at Cramps' shipyard into the waters of the Delaware river. The shouts of 50,000 spectators, the.shriek of countless whistles on locomotives and river craft, and the hoarse bellowing the syren whistles on the Setvizan the American liner Xew York greeted new. battleship, which takes the name the ill-fated craft now a wreck in harbor. The launch was the most successful ever witnessed at Cramps' shipyard and the sentimental interest attached to the new craft made it one of the most remarkable. Mary Preble Anderson, the granddaughter of Commodore Preble,was the fairspon- sor, aud as she dashed a bottle of champagne against the mighty steel ram 110 possible stretch of imagination could make other than u?ly, Mrs. Hill, the of the Chief Executive of the State of Maine, leaned forward and exclaimed, "God bless thee, Maine, and keep thee safe from harm." As though in answer the gentle woman's benediction the great mass of steel sped without harm down the ways and out onto the broad boaom the river.

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  1. Gettysburg Compiler,
  2. 30 Jul 1901, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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