The CADET, an excursion vessel belonging to the Casco Bay Island Steamboat Co. o
The CADET, an excursion vessel belonging to the Casco Bay Island Steamboat Co. of Portland, was chartered by York native and MIT instructor Bertrand R. T. Collins to carry Massachusetts Institute of Technology students from Buffalo, N.Y., to the 1883 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and back to Boston. The group bought a small cannon to herald their progress along the way and docked at the Exposition pier for ten days. The 96-foot CADET might have been the largest vessel to pass through the Erie Canal up to that time. Collins' grandson, Eldon C. Mayer of Chebeague Island, owns Collins' typed account of the trip.
Cadet (Excursion vessel), World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill), Collins, Bertrand R T, Mayer, Eldon C
Platt, David D., "The CADET, an excursion vessel belonging to the Casco Bay Island Steamboat Co. o" (2003). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 362.
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