The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), April 27, 1871

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NEW STEAMER. - The magnificent new steamer Picton arrived here on her first trip last evening. She was built at messrs. Rathbun & Co's. ship-yard at Mill Point, and is owned by James McQuade, Esq., of Picton. from which place she derives her name. Her dimensions are, length over ll 165 feet; beam 43 feet; depth of hold 8 1/2 feet. That she will prove a fast sailor is evinced by the fact that she reached here from the Upper Gap, a distance of about 55 miles, in about four hours. Her cabins are are not yet finished, nor had her painting been completed. She is very strongly built and as she sits in thw water displays a very fine model. Her officers are Captain Johnson, 1st Mate Mr. Feary, Chief Engineer Mr. McManus, and Purser Mr. McDougall.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), April 27, 1871