The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
H. N. Farnham (Schooner), 1 Oct 1857

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ARREST FOR MUTINY. - The Detroit Free Press, of Saturday, says that five seamen belonging to the schooner H.H. FARNHAM, Captain L. Beardsley, of Buffalo, were arrested yesterday afternoon for muting aboard ship. Their names are William Ellis, George Comsell, James Collins, John Camlin and Peter Fay. The vessel left Milwaukee on the third of this month, and was twelve days out on reaching this port, on account of calm weather. The unusual length of the voyage caused the provisions to run short, and a dissatisfaction sprung up among the crew, which exhibited itself first on Lake Huron. The men were sent with the second mate to take up the anchor, which was fastened to a buoy at a distance of about ten minutes pull from the vessel, and on the way back they rebelled, and threw the anchor and buoy overboard, returning to the vessel without them. The provisions becoming scarcer, they became more negligent of their duty, and, in one or two instances, endangered the safety of the vessel in consequence of collisions, which were only averted by the watchfulness of the second mate. The vessel was navigated into this port by the first and second mates. The food furnished them was the same upon which the officer subsisted, and consisted mainly of vegetables, such as turnips and potatoes. No butter or meat was to be had on board.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 19, 1857

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H. N. Farnham (Schooner), 1 Oct 1857