BLISH, ELISHA C. (1857, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1857
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Black River, OH
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Note: Round stern.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Charles Hinman
Original Owner and Location:
Blish, Galick & Co., & George H. Hobbs, Cleveland, OH
Ownership Notes:
Blish, Galick & Co. partners were Edward Garlick, Elisha C. Blish & Hugh Gray.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
11.5", 11.5 x 20 engines.
Dimensions
Length:
81'
Beam:
15.81'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (old style):
107 11/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Above Lexington, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
31 Aug 1864
How:
Foundered.
Notes:
All hands lost. 1864, Sep 3 Documents surrendered.
History

1859, Jun 7 Owned Grosvenor Reed, Grand Haven, MI.

1861, Sep 20 Bryon D. Ball, Grand Rapids, MI.

1862, Apr 7 Owned Edward Kanter, Detroit.

1862, Apr 15 Sank near shore at Algonac when steam pump malfunctioned.

1863, Apr 14 Owned Miron Williams, Marysville, MI.

1864, Aug 20 Rebuilt as schooner Pt. Huron; 1 deck, 2 masts, tonnage same; owned Arthur H. Peer, Pt. Huron.

1864, Aug 31 Foundered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Lytle List
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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BLISH, ELISHA C. (1857, Tug (Towboat))