"When Rafters Ruled"

The Career of Capt. Jerome E. Short

Capt. Short 1883

Clinton Herald, March 11-13, 1933

Collected & Transcribed by Georgeann McClure

A graphic story of his 55 years of service on the Upper Mississippi. Edited and copyrighted, 1933 by Captain Fred A. Bill, St. Paul, Minnesota

Table of contents

CHAPTER

 

1

The Short Family

2

The Story of Jerome

3

Begins River Life

4

The Log Raft

5

Back to the River

6

Becomes a Master

7

The Season of 1870

8

Gets Pilots License

9

Clinton Men and Mills

10

A Profitable Contract

11

A Pleasant Voyage

12

A Hazardous Undertaking

13

His Record Trip

14

Running the Bridges

15

Leaves Lambs Employ

16

Starts New Job

17

A Twenty Hour Race

18

Short Becomes An Owner

19

A Successful Season

20

When Rafters Rule

21

When rafters Ruled

22

A Difficult Period

23 On the River Again

24

Another New Job

25

Ends Rafting Career

26

Enters Government Employ

27

Enters Excursion Field

28

Enters Streckfus Employ

29

Eventful career Ends

 

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