The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov 24, 1882

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Yesterday at noon an agreeable affair occurred on board the steamer Pearl, of the People's Line, at the foot of First street, which will be long and pleasantly remembered by Capt. John Edwards and the other officers and crew of the steamer. Capt. Edwards, by his gentlemanly conduct has not only made himself and the Pearl popular with the traveling public but has also gained the confidence and esteem of the officers and crew, and the latter determined not to let the season of navigation close without showing Capt. Edwards that his conduct has been appreciated. When Capt. Edwards went into the cabin of the Pearl for his dinner yesterday he was confronted by chief engineer C. L. Barron, who read him an address stating that the articles (here clerk E. N. Clark placed on the table a handsomely carved silver water pitcher and three goblets, the pitcher being hung so as to tip forward in the most approved style) were presented to him by the officers and crew of the Pearl as a token of esteem; that he would be held by them in kind remembrance, wishing him a long an cheerful life, and complimenting him on his management of the steamer and government of the crew. To say that Capt. Edwards was surprised be stating it very mildly, in fact he looked as if he would be more comfortable standing before the pilot house in a driving snow storm. He, however, managed to find words in which to thank the givers and hoped that the pleasant relations existing between himself and the crew would long continue. The speechmaking being over all hands partook of a sumptuous dinner, and the best of good nature prevailed.

The pitcher and goblets will be on exhibition in the window of Roebut & Wright's jewelry store for a few days.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov 24, 1882