The schooner Pamlico, owned by Capts. John and Redmond Prindiville, left her dock near Wells Street bridge yesterday morning at ten o'clock with a cargo of 25,000 bushels of wheat for Cork, Ireland. About 150 persons were collected at the south end of the Wells Street bridge to see the vessel off and wish her God speed on her long and perilous voyage. On board the vessel were a large number of the friends and acquaintances of the Prindiville Brothers , the owners of the vessel, and of Capt. T. O. Parker and Robert Warren, owners of the cargo, all of whom accompanied her out into the lake and returned on the tug Brown, which towed her out. The vessel was built in Buffalo in 1867, for the Winslows, and two years ago became the property of Messrs. Prindiville. She is rated A2, having been thoroughly rebuilt during the past season. She is in command of Capt. Ed. Stretch, an old and experienced navigator, who will take her clear through. He made a similar voyage as mate of the schooner Correspondent in 1856, that schooner having been taken from Cleveland to Liverpool by Capt. Isaac Morris, of this city. The following is a list of her officers and crew: First Mate, A. L. Stickney; Second Mate, G. Colson; seamen John Becker, Thomas Finnerty, William Smith, Patrick Stretch, Frank Milton, Fred Poneton. Mr. John Prindiville, Jr., son of one of the owners of the vessel, and a young companion, Michael Nugent, son of Michael Nugent, deceased, formerly a well-known brass founder of this city, go to Europe on board of her. Capt. Jack Todland will navigate her, she will pass through the Welland Canal and St. Lawrence River to the ocean, and expects to reach Cork in about six weeks. This is an experiment, and should it prove successful, as it is hoped, it will be in effect a very important revolution in the Western grain trade.
The cargo was insured for $10,000, being equally divided between Northwestern, of Milwaukee, and the Globe. - Chicago Tribune