The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 23 May, 1874

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HO! FOR CORK. - The schooner Pamlico, which, as was announced several days ago in THE FREE PRESS, has been chartered at Chicago to proceed to Ireland with a cargo of corn, took her departure from that port on the 14th inst., passed here en route to her destination yesterday morning in tow of the tug Vulcan. Her cargo consists of 24,000 bushels of corn consigned to Queenstown, Ireland, and it is anticipated on her arrival out that she will meet with a return cargo which will nearly cover the expense of her voyage. The freight on her present cargo stated to be 10 cents per bushel in gold. It is expected that quite a number of other vessels will soon follow and it is not at all unlikely that a revival of the trade in 1857, 1858 and 1859 may be at hand on equally extensive a scale. The lake and European traffic commenced its era in 1846, the pioneer of the enterprise being Capt Robert Gaskin, who in that year went out from Lake Ontario in a vessel called the Lily. She was followed in 1847 by the bark Arabia and the schooner Elizabeth, which were chartered by the same gentleman. The schooner Scotia was sent out in 1850, the Cherokee in 1854 and the bark Reindeer in 1855. All of the above vessel took their cargoes from Lake Ontario, and not until 1858 did the first shipment take place from upper lake ports by the schooner Dean Richmond.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 23 May, 1874