The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 Sep 1866

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THE QUICKEST TRIP ON RECORD - The schooner E S J Bemis*, Captain McAuley, has made the remarkable run from Chicago to Buffalo and back to Detroit, inside of nine days. The arrivals and clearances of vessels at the above ports show clearly that the record is no fiction. During the above passage she was detained 24 hours at Pigeon Bay by head winds. This feat was never before performed by any other vessel in the same time.

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*The schooner E. St. JOHN BEMIS was a 294 ton 2-master built by Salmon Ruggles at Milan, OH in 1855. Ruggles built a number of other schooners with reputations for speed, including CREVOLA, TIM BAKER and BERLIN.
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25 Sep 1866
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 Sep 1866