The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., Jan. 22, 1890

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The Murton's Return.

The Ella Murton arrived here from Oswego on Saturday night at eight o'clock. The return trip was an easy one, there being a fair wind and no ice. The water was very thick, however. The Pierrepont towed the Murton in from Four Mile Point, and yesterday she was stripped and placed in winter-quarters. Kingston News.

To the Editor of Daily News:

Kingston, Jan. 20. - Sir:- In your issue of Saturday, 18th, you had an article from the Oswego Times, giving a description of the trip of the schooner Ella Murton across the lake with a cargo of barley from the house of Messrs. Richardson & Sons. The article stated that Captain John Saunders was the officer in charge, and that great credit is due to him for the seamanship he displayed during the trip.

Now, Mr. Editor, in conversation with one of the firm of James Richardson & Sons, he led me to infer that Captain Joseph Parsons, of that city, was in charge of the schooner, and to him the firm looked for the proper fulfillment of the contract between them and the owners of the Ella Murton. In justice to Captain Joseph Parsons I pen these few lines so as to put him right before the reading public.

Captain Parsons shipped the men, provided ship stores and assumed all responsibility, and to him and him only did the Messrs. Richardson's look to for the safe destiny of vessel and cargo, and on those conditions the owners of the Ella Murton were indemnified against loss. - FAIR PLAY!

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., Jan. 22, 1890