The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), Mon., Nov. 6, 1854

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Barque Col. Camp. - This fine barque, which was launched from the yard of Asa Wilcox, Three Mile Bay, on Lake Ontario, about the first of August last, made her appearance in our harbor for the first time this morning from Chicago, being her second trip to the Upper Lakes.

She is 140 feet keel; 26 feet beam; 11 feet 8 inches hold; and registers about 400 tons. She was modeled and built by A. Wilcox, for E.E. Camp, of Sackets Harbor, and is intended for the Lower and Upper Lake trade. She is in every respect staunch and well finished, and has proved herself a capital sailor and sea worthy vessel.

She is commanded by Capt. Collins, a gentleman who has sailed on the lakes 18 years, and is therefore experienced, and fully capable of taking care of her. Her name is in honor of Col. Elisha Camp, one of the oldest and most influential citizens of Jefferson county.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), Mon., Nov. 6, 1854