The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 18 July, 1874

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THE PAMLICO AND BENTON. - The arrival at Queenstown of the above two lake vessels, which sailed for Europe from the ports of Chicago and Toledo respectively, recalls to mind the voyages made by our lake craft some years since. The time made by the Pamlico and her consort compares favorably with those made during the years above alluded to, and at that period our lake vessels were unrivalled for fleetness on the salt water by any of those built expressly for that service. The barkentine C. J. Kershaw, laden with staves, in 1857 sailed from Detroit July 22 and arrived at Liverpool September 5th. The bark Chieftain, in 1863, sailed from Liverpool June 24th and arrived at Cleveland August 18th. The bark Sleipner, a sea-going vessel and owned in Norway, sailed from Bergen April 10th and arrived at Detroit June 25th. The schooner George D. Dousman, of Cleveland, in 1859 was twenty four days from Quebec to the Scilly Isles. The brig Caroline made the voyage from Detroit to Liverpool in forty and a half days, and the J. F. Warner was 113 days performing the round trip between Cleveland and Liverpool. The brig Dushler was twenty-six days from Quebec to Liverpool, and the St. Helena was thirty-two days in performing the same distance. Thus it will be seen that, with what is termed average sea-going weather, the voyages just made are well up to the usual running time made, even by fast sailers.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 18 July, 1874