The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
H. W. Kasson (Canal Boat), 1 Nov 1862

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A MODEL BOAT. - One of the finest boats we have ever seen on the canal, is now here on its first trip. It is named the H.W. CASSON, after a gentleman of that name in Utica, a relative, by the way, of W.M. Kasson, Esq., of this city. The KASSON was built at Ithaca by R.W. King, and is owned by Mr. W.H. Gray of Utica. It is 96 feet long, 16 1/2 feet beam, and carries, without over draught 7200 bushels of wheat, some 300 bushels more than the largest size of ordinary boats. The model is a beautiful one and, internally, the appointments are perfect. Her cabin would have made the KASSON popular in the days of packet traveling. We understand there are some more of the same sort in process of building at Ithaca by the same parties. The style of boat has not been surpassed to our knowledge.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, November 15, 1862

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H. W. Kasson (Canal Boat), 1 Nov 1862