The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John H. Harmon (Brig), 7 Jul 1854

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The Chicago Courant makes the following mention of a remarkably quick trip of a Detroit built boat:
      "The new and elegant brig JOHN H. HARMON arrived in this city on Wednesday last, from Oswego, which place she left on the 16th inst., at 2:00 A.M., making the trip in about 11 days and 3 hours, being about 2 days quicker time than ever before made by any other vessel. The C.Y. RICHMOND made the same trip since in 13 days. SHe is named after the Hon. John H. Harmon, late Mayor of Detroit, and is commanded by Capt. Thomas Wickham. Her owners are James Peck, of CHicago, and Charles B. Brown. She is an elegant craft, clipper built, her dimensions on deck being 139 ft., breadth of beam 26 ft. 4 inches. She was built in Detroit by Mr. J.B. Wolverton. Other lake cities must look to their laurels, and not allow Detroit to remain the victor for long; yet we must congratulate Detroit mechanics in presenting a craft that has made the quickest trip on record."
      Detroit Free Press
      July 7, 1854

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John H. Harmon (Brig), 7 Jul 1854