The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Apr 17, 1885

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The following assignments have been made for St. Clair captains during the season, the larger number of which are for steam craft:
Capt. Wesley Brown will command the steamer Siberia, Capt. Donald Morrison going as first and P. F. Powrie as second mate.
Capt. C. H. Chamberlin's command will be the same as last year, the steamer Alcona. Capt. John C. Brown first and Asa Tappan second mate.
Capt. Henry Fish will find comfort on board the Kalkaska, having S. M. Powrie for second mate. A finer specimen of a gentleman than Capt. Fish, on shipboard or on shore, isn't to be found in any port on the lakes.
Capt. J. D. Crampton - "Dan" - has the same steamer as last year, the Burlington, which has had a bit of rough handling in the flood at Port Huron the past week.
Capt. L. L. Slyfield will handle his own steamer, the Cleveland.
Capt. H. W. Robinson will again command the Porter Chamberlin, C. C. Balfour being his first mate.
Capt. Richard O'Connor remains in command of the Bay City, and is at work fitting her out at Marine City.
The Rhoda Stewart will have her old commander, Capt. D. W. Dana, now at Algonac.
Capt. W. E. Rice has his engagement made on board the barge of his love two years ago, the Mackinaw, and is happy. He is repairing the steamer at Detroit, a new smoke-stack being on the list.
Capt. Wm. T. Brown will again sail the yacht Permelia.
Capt. Harry Dale will command the natty littl passenger steamer Massasauga and is making some valuable improvements to her cabins and furniture. The Massasauga goes on the route between between Detroit and the flats, making two round trips per day.
Capt. Phin Kenyon goes in command of the Toledo. His many friends will wish him better luck than last season in his home affairs.
Capt. Myron Parsons sails the M. M. Drake again and is already at work on her fitting out.
Capt. Willis McGregor sails the Barnum.
The ferry route will be a lonesome one if Capt. Charley Hartman should be left off the Clara.
The following will be in command of tow barges:
Capt. W. R. Smith and Capt. John Hannaford will command their own barge, the John Hannaford. Hope "Johnnie" will get through the season without another broken ankle.
Capt. Louis Leonard sails the Alta.
Capt. Fred. Emmy his own barge, the Goodale.
Capt. Garner Fox, the Shiawassee.
Capt. D. M. Smith, the Wm. Case.
Capt. Thomas Kerr's command is not yet given out.
The following will be on board the schooners named:
Capt. Eugene Hill on the Minnie Davis.
Capt. Oscar Hill on the Ford.
Capt. Archie Morrison has been meditating on taking command of the John Rice, in which he owns an interest, and later information is that he has decided to go.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Apr 17, 1885