The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., June 14, 1880

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The Launch of the Kingsford

Nothing could exceed the promptness and despatch nor the success with which the steamer Thomson Kingsford was launched Saturday. She struck the water on an almost perfectly even keel and looked as if she had been fitted to it by a jour. tailor. The immense crowd was delighted with the launch and with the vessel.

The Thomson Kingsford's dimensions are: 114 feet 4 inches keel; 122 feet 4 inches over all; 23 feet beam; 9 feet 8 inches depth of hold. She will register about 250 tons. She is above the bridge, where work will be completed and she will receive the Ellsworth's engines and boiler, which have been so thoroughly repaired that they are as good as new.

She will have first class accommodations for 75 cabin passengers, but will carry many more without rooms. She will be ready for business in about two weeks. Capt. Archie Preston will put on the cabin. Her hull is a credit to Mr. John Riley, her builder.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., June 14, 1880