The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Eliza Gerlach (Schooner), 27 Jul 1867

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We yesterday visited the new schr. ELIZA GERLACH, now about eady for business. She was built at the yard of Mr. John Blaisdell, and is owned by John Gerlach and John Blaisdell. The following are her dimensions: 134' * 26'3" * 11'2"; 275 tons, about 17,000 bu. corn. Her cost was $25,000. None but the very choicest timber has been used, and particular attention has been given to the details of the whole work. Although not as large as many vessels that have come out this season, the ELIZA GERLACH will be found to be equal to any in strength and general finish. She is very strongly fastened throughout, having, in addition to the usual fastenings, 12 heavy wrought iron knees. She is fitted out with all the modern appliances, including Nickerson's patent capstan and davits. Capt. G.P. Mallory, an experienced and energetic navigator, is in command of this new vessel. She will take on a load of coal on Monday, and sail for Lake Michigan. - Cleveland Herald
      Detroit Post
      July 27, 1867

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Eliza Gerlach (Schooner), 27 Jul 1867