The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 April 1867

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Wire-Rigged Vessels. - Capt. Robert Gaskin, an old pioneer of the lakes, and general agent for the late improved fit-out for vessels known as the wire standing gear, has been in this city for several days past preparing to fit out for a number of vessels now in process of completion at different lake ports. The above method of substituting wire rigging instead of rope has met with general favor wherever introduced, and without doubt will become universal ere long. That in the end it is cheapest and most efficient there can be no room for doubt. Already, the present season, orders for the fit-out of twenty vessels, at different points, have been issued, and the same is in readiness for shipment. A visit to Capt. G's works at the lower end of the city, is well worth the attention of shipowners and shipmasters.

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9 April 1867
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Robert Myers
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 April 1867