The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 10, 1877

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How to Hook on a Boat.

It is reported that Capt. Billy McGee of the schooner Richardson of Kingston, has sold his schooner and is going to retire to a farm. There is considerable music in Capt. Billy and he will be missed at this port. Last fall Captain Billy (who by the way is rather broad in his speech) went forward on his schooner, which was lying in front of one of the elevators, and cried out to the men in the forecastle: "Coom, tumble up here, me hairtees, and huke the boat oon. " When the sailors responded, one of them, with his knuckles breaking the eye lashing, said to the captain: "Where is the boat, under the bow?"

Billy misunderstood the man and blurted out, "Under the boow! Under the boow! Who in God's name ever heerd of a boat huked on under the boow? Weel, weel, sic sailors as are noow a goin. "

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 10, 1877