The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Oct. 4, 1856

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The "Thomas Kingsford." - This vessel just from the stocks of Ald. Rogers does credit to her builder and our city. - She is, without doubt, the finest specimen of ship architecture ever before built in this city. We were on board of her yesterday, and had a peep at all parts of her hull from stem to stern, and are satisfied that she is a "crack" vessel in build and appearance.

Her model is one of great beauty, and all appurtenances, shipshape. Capt. J.M. Barrow who will command her, is so well and favorably known to the shipping interest here and abroad, that he could add nothing to his popularity. he has a vessel of which he is proud, nd in his hands her owners - Messrs. Kenyon & Collins and D.C. Abbey - can have no solicitude as to her management. A fine, spacious cabin tastefully finished and furnished, with a commodious forecastle, are among the good points in the Kingsford.

And a word in relation to her builder, Mr. Rogers, during the past three or four years, he has built himself up a business and reputation second to none on the chain of Lakes; although apparently a young man, he combines experience with a natural genius, that has developed itself in the many vessels now on the Lakes from his yard, which h ave deservedly been the admiration of all. A snugger craft than the Kingsford we do not expect to see soon. Success attend her.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Oct. 4, 1856