The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Nov. 20, 1858

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Schr. Thos. Kingsford. - This vessel, commanded by Capt. John Palmer, and owned by Doolittle, Lewis & Wright, has just accomplished a season's business which is worth recording. the Kingsford sailed from this port on the 8th of April, and hauled off on the 18th of November, having made seven trips to Chicago and back. During this time she brought down 117,400 bu. of grain, and carried up 17,500 bbls. of salt. On two of the trips she was detained in Chicago ten days each, and at one time twelve days, waiting for cargoes, and even not taking this detention in to consideration the Kingsford h as made one more trip than any other vessel to or from this port. "Bully" for the Thos. Kingsford and her energetic commander.

Quickest Trip on Record. - The schooner J. H. Harmon, Capt. O. Whitney, arrived at this port Thursday morning last from Milwaukee, within six days and fifteen hours with a cargo of wheat for T.S. Mott. This is the quickest trip ever made to this port by a sail vessel, and in fact is a little ahead of propeller time. "Bully" for the J.H. Harmon.

Ashore. - Capt. Pease of the Delo DeWolf, reports the schooner S. J. Holley ashore on North Manitou. She as bound down with a cargo of wheat, and the hull is insured in the Northwestern for $2,500.

The DeWolf narrowly escaped going ashore near the same place, in a blinding snow storm. - Buffalo Tribune, 18th.

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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Nov. 20, 1858