The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., April 30, 1866

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A Pleasant Excursion. - On Saturday afternoon last, the new and splendid schooner "Olive Branch," Capt. Lefever, O.M. Bond, Esq., owner, made a short excursion upon Lake Ontario, for the benefit of the West Baptist Sunday School. The Lake was as still and smooth as glass as a sea of glass, and the weather was very pleasant.

The school, with quite a large company of friends, were delighted with the trip, which extended some four or five miles upon the bosom of Ontario. The trip out and return was made without an accident or a single occurrence to mar the pleasure of the occasion.

Mr. Bond himself was aboard and in his gentlemanly and efficient way, was active in contributing to the comfort and pleasure of the excursionists, who are under deep obligations for his kindness. The "Olive Branch" was towed by the favorite Tug in our harbor, the "Fred D. Wheeler," which is a sufficient guarantee that all was right in that respect.

The music was furnished by the Sax Horn Band, and was everything desirable in that line. Taken altogether it was a very pleasant, very enjoyable occasion, and was duly appreciated by all participating. The "Olive Branch" is a staunch, well built and beautiful schooner, but recently from the stocks in the ship yard of Goble & Macfarlane, of this city. She is another tribute to the skill of those enterprising ship buildings.

The excursion was the first "cruise" of the "Olive Branch." She left late in the evening, on her her first trip "up the Lakes."

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Commercial Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., April 30, 1866