The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
F. & P. M. No. 5 (Propeller), 24 Dec 1891

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      Preliminary steps have been taken for the incorporation of a transit company to run a line of steamers from Gladstone to Buffalo in connection with the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Sault Ste. Marie Railway. it is understood that satisfactory overtures have been made to Capt. Charles E. Moody, of the steamer F. & P. M. No. 5, to take command of the pioneer steamer of the new line, and that he has tendered his resignation to the Flint & Pere Marquette Railway management, to take effect on January 1. Capt. Bloody stands so well with the latter people, however, he may be induced to remain in their employ.
      The Marine Review
      December 24, 1891

      Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 31 - The Flint & Pere Marquette Railway management has accepted the resignation of Capt. Charles E. Moody, and he will leave the service tomorrow. Although no successor has yet been publicly announced, rumor assigns the command of steamer NO. 5 to Capt. Joseph Robinson, last season in the steamer Petoskey. Capt. Moody is to leave for West Superior on Jan. 18, to look after the construction of the steamers for the Gladstone and Buffalo route at the American Steel Barge Company's works. They are to be of the whaleback type, and arranged to carry both grain and package freight. The plan of handling package freight in a barge of this kind has not as yet been explained.
      The Marine Review
      December 31, 1891

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F. & P. M. No. 5 (Propeller), 24 Dec 1891