The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Elfin Mere (Propeller), U135940, 7 Jan 1892

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On Thanksgiving day when the steamer OSWEGATCHIE foundered on Lake Huron and her barges drifted ashore, Capt. Edward Ballentine of the steamer ELFIN-MERE was among the lake faring men who displayed great bravery in rescuing the crews of the distressed vessels. He saved a crew of thirteen from the OSWEGATCHIE. At Bay City a few days ago the owners of the ELFIN MERE in the presence of a large gathering of vessel owners and masters at a banquet, presented Capt. Ballentine with a gold medal as a token of regard for his bravery.
      The Marine Review
      January 7, 1892

Steam screw ELFIN-MERE. U. S. No. 135940. Of 1,054 tons gross; 796 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1887. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 190.5 x 34.0 x 21.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

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Elfin Mere (Propeller), U135940, 7 Jan 1892