The Alanson Sumner at Halifax
Acadian Recorder (Halifax) June 25: the American steam tug Alanson Sumner: arrived off the mouth of the harbor about midnight, or one o'clock this morning, and had to lay off three or four hours owing to the heavy fog which obscured the entrance. She ran in after daylight and moored at Commercial wharf, where she showed to great advantage with the fleet of tugs moored at the dock along side.[here follows a description of the Sumner.] The tug left Oswego a fortnight ago with a large number of passengers on a trip to New York. The first place touched at was Ogdensburg, after which she called at Montreal, and thence through the canals to Quebec, whence she made a straight run to Pictou, arriving on Monday at noon, and leaving the same midnight for this port. The boat was visited to day by a large number of persons, and was generally voted to be a fine looking boat.
Halifax Citizen and Chronicle: The pleasure steamer Alanson Sumner, with a party of excursionist from Oswego, N. Y. via the lakes and St. Lawrence, arrived here this morning and hauled in to the Commercial wharf. She is a pretty little steamer, gay with paint and bunting and attracts much attention. The party, besides the crew, consists of fourteen excursionists, ladies and gentlemen from Syracuse, Auburn and Oswego. Mr. Benson of the later place being "governor" of the party. They have visited Ogdensburg, Montreal, Quebec and Pictou. After taking in coal the steamer will proceed direct to Martha's Vineyard, and from port to port to New York. The party of "doing" the city to day, and they have already expressed themselves as much pleased with it, comparing it very favorably with other places they have visited. They had expected to meet four or five yachts of the New York Yacht squad from here. The yachts left Boston on the 10th for this port, but it seems put back through stress of weather. Among them was the well known yacht Dauntless. The rear commodore of the fleet was on board one of them. The Alanson Sumner will probably sail tonight or to morrow morning