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The Second Voyage


The Twilight left St. Louis September 4th for its second 1865 trip to Fort Benton. Its manifest again listed some 200 passengers and, as on its first trip, the cargo contained machinery, arms, and food supplies for the gold regions. Hundreds of barrels of Monongahela rye whiskey and 300 cases of Old London Club Gin, a favorite of English author Charles Dickens, some said, were part of the freight.

Estimated at a value of about $100,000 in 1865 dollars, the cargo also included eight tons of white lead; 40 tons of pig iron; 150 stoves and large stamping mills; two cases of brass dog collars; a Singer sewing machine; wedding bands; 85 stands of government arms and uniforms; saddles; a case of Manhattan cocktails; lamps; knives, locks; scissors; skillets; serving trays; six barrels of mackerel, and cans of peaches, sardines, herring and oysters, plus spices, coffee, peanuts, mustard, and bitters.



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