The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 14, 1856

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A Fleet of Yachts. - A couple of beautiful Yachts made their appearance in our harbor Wednesday evening, and will sail to-day. They are part of a fleet of then that left Toronto on Monday for a pleasure cruise around the Lake, touching at the different ports, on board which were some of the most respectable and eleven gentlemen of that city. The yachts are stored with ample provision for the comfort of the excursionists. They touched at Genesee river, and came thence to this city, and will proceed to Sackets Harbor, Kingston, &c. One of the craft is of iron and was built we believe in Glasgow, Scotland.

These two elegant yachts belong to the "Royal Canadian Yacht Club," of Toronto, which comprises a fleet of twenty vessels, and holds a royal charter from the Queen of England giving them all the rights and immunities of a man of war, but of course they carry no armament. The officers of the squadron present are Commodore E. W. Hodder, and Vice Commander F. W. Barron. The officers and crew of the yacht Cygnet, are Com. Hodder - Messrs. W. Wakefield, W. A. Campbell, H. W. Fitton. Of the yacht Rivet, James Henderson, owner, Vice Commander F. W. Barron, W. Harper, C. W. Heath, T. S. Birchall, G. D'Arcy Boulton, W. Baines, Master Jack Barron, aged six years, man Charles and boy John. The vessels took a short sail yesterday afternoon with a company of our citizens and officers of the Fort.

This is the first visit of this sort, we believe, ever paid Oswego by our Toronto or Canadian neighbors, but we hope it may not be the last. Why cannot a Yacht club be gotten up at Oswego, or in fact two or three of them. It would be a congenial past-time and recreation to cruise on our Lake in the summer season.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 14, 1856