Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 17, 1844
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p.2 Arrival Extraordinary - The Cleveland (Ohio) Herald of Thursday last announces the arrival at that port on the previous day of the sloop St. Albans, of St. Albans, Vermont, Mortimer Blin, master, from Whitehall, Lake Champlain, on her way to New Orleans. The editor of the Herald says that Capt. Blin, who is a regular Vermonter, with a go ahead stamped on his every feature, informed him that he "took a notion to run his vessel through from Champlain to 'Orleans to see if the booty and buty he had heard tell on was what it was cracked up to be. If so, perhaps he might do a pretty good business down there a 'lighting' cotton and sugar from some of them rich, liberal fellars, and perhaps lay up a little change agin another hard winter in old Varmont." The vessel sailed for New Orleans the same evening via Ohio canal and the big rivers.

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Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 17, 1844