The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), July 25, 1884

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A revolution has of late taken place in the construction of steam barges. Formerly the after part of the ship was arranged with cabins for officers only and forward for the crew. Now it is vice-versa, and the crew occupy the honorary part of the vessel, with the officers forward.

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This little notice was a surprise to me. I had presumed that lake steamers had always had the crew billeted as at present, but apparently up to this point they were arranged as with schooners - officers in the stern cabin, crew in the foc'sl.
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July 25, 1884
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), July 25, 1884