The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 20, 1868

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p.2 Wire Rigging - A writer in the English Mechanic establishes a point which had been questioned, namely that Mr. George Binks, of the firm of Binks, Brothers, Milwall, was the first to introduce the manufacture of wire rope. The first experiments were made in 1834. The first persons in England who used the wire rope were the fishermen of Clinthorpe, in Lincolnshire; and the first ship fitted out to test the strength and working of wire rope was a vessel called the Marshall of Grimsby. The wire rigging of this firm is now extensively used on the lakes, it having been introduced by Capt. Gaskin, of Kingston; and these facts may possibly interest those who have begun to use the new material.

A Voluntary Navy - letter to editor signed "An Old Mizzen-top-man"

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 20, 1868