The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Aug 1857

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THE MADIERA PET. - This schooner sailed from Chicago on Wednesday for this port, where she will load with staves for Liverpool. The Democrat says "she was accompanied out of the harbor by a large number of citizens, including members of the Board of Trade, of the press and merchants; also a number of our prominent English residents. The Chicago Light Guard band was also on board and played with fine effect the national airs of both countries, including Hail Columbia, God Save the Queen, and Rule Brittania. During the passage Capt. Craig [sic] and Mr. Gordon, the consignee, did everything in their power to make the excursion a pleasant one. At parting the band played Auld Lang Syne, the whole company joining, and after reiterated cheers, the Madiera Pet was cast off, and with sails well filled and flags flying, she left on her long voyage," followed by the hiccoughs of half the town.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Aug 1857