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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1856

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p.2 Chicago and Liverpool - The Chicago Tribune of the 18th says: "Yesterday evening witnessed the first departure of a Chicago vessel from this port direct for Europe. The vessel is the Dean Richmond, owned by Charles Y. Richmond, of this city, and her captain D.C. Pierce. She takes a cargo of 16,000 bushels wheat, owned by the vessel owner, direct to Liverpool viz. the Welland Canal, the St. Lawrence river, etc. She is a very staunch new schooner, just built by Lenaire and Martin, of Cleveland, after the same model of the Globe Hunter (sic - Gold Hunter ?), built by the same shipwrights for Mather & Co., of this city, and the best judges say she is perfectly safe in any sea, and could double Cape Horn with ease. Her capacity can be judged of from the cargo taken. She left our harbor in tow of the steam tug H. Morton, and had the British ensign as well as the American Stars and Stripes floating from her different mast heads. A number of the Board of Trade members accompanied the vessel an hour's sail on voyage, all of whom are deeply interested in this first experiment of shipping direct to Europe."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jul 1856