On Monday the death occurred at Goole of Captain Paul Farnill, a gentleman highly respected in the shipping circles of the Port.
Captain Farnill was born in Goole seventy one years ago, and clearly entered upon a seafaring career. Rising quickly in his profession, he became master and owner of Schooners, which were prominent in the establishment of the port’s now extensive coastwise trade. Along with Mr Ramsey, Mr Bentley, and Capt Arnold, he was financially interested in the Fern, Vigo and other old sailing ships, and at one time he did much business in the matter of carrying Government stores.
In later years his interests extended to steam shipping, and was part owner of the K. I. Nieman, a well known Goole vessel, which was wrecked off the French coast.
On the formation of the Goole and West Riding Steam Shipping Company he joined the firm, and his last ships were the Nell Jess and Wreathier. His health failing him some eight or nine years ago, he retired from an active life.
In the trade between Goole and the near continental ports and along the English coast no Goole gentleman was better known or more highly esteemed than Capt. Farnill.
To those who came in contact with him in the discharge of his duties, he was a good friend, and his retirement created general regret, and now that he is no more the loss is greatly mourned.
The internment took place in Goole Churchyard on Wednesday