Captain William Johnson buys the "Nancy Lee," and, as new owner of it, is given a letter to its head officer. Captain Brown, but loses same on his way to the boat. "Weary Willie" Johnson, a tramp, is thrown out of a saloon at about the same time. Captain Johnson loses his letter. Officer Burns finds the letter and by mistake restores it to the wrong Johnson. Captain Johnson, having lost the letter, decides to ship as a common sailor on his own boat! He changes his clothes, writes an explanatory note to his wife and daughter and leaves for the boat where he secures employment. In the meantime the tramp has read the other Johnson's letter and has stowed away in a large bread basket on board. Captain Johnson's wife and daughter have read the note and decide to go aboard the captain's new boat. The tramp is found in the bread basket by the Chinese cook, and is turned over to Captain Brown. Brown, upon finding the letter of authority which states Johnson is the new owner, immediately ...
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