The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Brockville Recorder (Brockville, ON), Aug. 26, 1847

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p.2 The Quickest Trip Yet - The Steamer Fashion, Capt. Arch. Smith, left this Port for Lachine at 4 o'clock, A.M. on Saturday last, and arrived at the latter place at 4 o'clock, P.M. thus running the intervening distance of 180 miles in 12 hours. On the return trip the Fashion came up in 23 1/2 hours, with a load of emigrants. When the Fashion made her appearance here in the spring, we signified our intention to charter her to pick up news "along shore;" but she is now usefully employed as a "life preserver" in the hands of Capt. Smyth, that we could not think of withdrawing her from her present occupation. Many a poor emigrant has suffered death in consequence of not having been brought up from Montreal in such vessels as the Fashion and Gildersleeve.

*Note - Brockville Recorder attributes this article to Argus, Aug. 24th.

- Kingston Herald attributes it to Argus, Aug. 29th.

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Brockville Recorder (Brockville, ON), Aug. 26, 1847