“The “Yarmouth,” said to be the finest and fastest sea-going steamer owned in the Dominion of Canada, is 1,432 tons gross; was built at the Clyde by A. MacMillan & Son, in the early part of 1887, for £24,000 sterling; is of 2,200 horse-power, lighted by electricity, steered by steam-power; has the other modern improvements, and berths for 350 passengers. Already a favorite with the traveling public, this steamer makes semi-weekly trips between Yarmouth and Boston,: can make the passage, 240 miles, in 15 hours, but ordinarily occupies 16 to 17 hours. The “Yarmouth” is in charge of Capt. Harvey Doane, whose twenty years’ experience in steamers running to Yarmouth entitles him to the utmost confidence; and he is ably seconded by Capt. Samuel F. Stanwood, now acting pilot.” – “Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: A Sequel to Campbell’s History” by George S. Brown, Rand Avery Company, Printers, Boston, p. 505 – 1888.
Photographer Henry L. Rand traveled from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Boston, Massachusetts on the “Yarmouth” arriving on July 26, 1894.