The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., Jan. 18, 1890

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The Mariner's Complaint.
The Dispute Between the Two Captains of the Ella Murton - The Schooner Sails for Kingston this Morning.

The schooner Ella Murton got away this morning for Kingston with her two captains aboard. There was a fair breeze and nothing to call for a display of heroism on the part of either mariner on the return trip. A report from Kingston says that there is ice at Nine Mile Point, but it is thought that the schooner will get through all right.

Under all the circumstances we can scarcely blame Captain Parsons if he feels annoyed. He regarded the passage as quite a feat and was surprised and somewhat angry when he found that the custom house officers and citizens generally regarded Captain Saunders as the hero of the helm.

A gentleman said to-day that Captain Saunders was the recipient of four boxes of cigars, two new hats and about $100 worth of crockery, lamps, etc., donated by admirers of the feat and Captain Joe Parsons did not get anything. He said that as he understood it Richardson & Co. of Kingston, who gave a bond for the vessel, wanted Captain Parsons to sail her and insisted his being on board. This being true, Captain Parsons did not get his just dues here.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., Jan. 18, 1890