The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kent (Barge), U47123, 1878

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Propeller EAST. [C] Of 388 tons. Built at Montreal in 1864 by A. Cantin. Owned by Black & Bonner. Home port, Montreal. Class, A. Value $24,000. REMARKS. - First named CANTIN.
      Register of the Ships of the Lakes
      and River St. Lawrence, 1864 [Supplement No. 1.]

April 18, 1878 - The propeller EAST Americanized, and name changed to KENT.
      Incidents of the Season of 1878
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, December 26, 1878

The Canadian propeller EAST has been given American registry and will hereafter be known as the KENT.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      April 20, 1878

Barge KENT. Of 402 tons. Built at Montreal in 1864 by A. Cantin. Owned by Seymour & Co. Home port, Ogdensburg. Value $3,000. Class B 2. REMARKS. -- Formerly propeller EAST, repaired in 1878
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Hull Register, 1879.
      Propeller EAST. [C]. Of 319 tons. Built at Montreal in 1864 by Cantin. Owned by McClelland & Co. Home port, Montreal. Value $18,000. Class A 1.
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Lake vessel Register, 1866

Barge KENT.* U.S. No. 47123. Of 318.36 tons gross; 302.35 tons net. Built at Montreal, Canada, in 1864. Home port, Ogdensburg, N.Y.
      * Formerly Canadian steam barge EAST.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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Kent (Barge), U47123, 1878