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John F. Eddy (Propeller), U76645, 31 Aug 1886


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LAUNCHED THE BOAT.
      The New Barge JOHN F. EDDY, Slides Into Water.
      Fully 3,000 people, with the fair sex in a majority, witnessed the launch of the steam barge JOHN F. EDDY at the Springwells shipyards yesterday at 3 P. M. At least 500 of them accompanied the boat on her maiden plunge. The yards and the barge itself presented a gala day appearance. At the peak of the mainmast floated a bright new streamer, inscribed with the name. From the mizzen mast were unfurled the Stars and Stripes.
      It was at 2:30 P. M. that the Messrs. Eddy of Bay City, owners, and their ladies, boarded the barge. Soon after the order was given to loosen the wedges and at precisely five minitues of the hour of three the monster began to move. Amid the shouts and cheers of the assembled thousands, she cleared the ways and darted out into the stream. The tug J.L. MINER put out and recovered the EDDY after she had drifted stern foremost about a half mile down stream. She was towed back at once and put in dry-dock No. 1, where she will receive her wheel and the finishing touches to her hull and upper works.
      The EDDY will go into commission about the middle of September and in connection with her consort, the JOHN SHAW, will engage in the general freight business. She requires a crew of seventeen men and among the chief officers selected to run her are Capt. W.C. Brown and Chief Engineer Chris. McDowell of Bay City.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Wednesday, September 1, 1886

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Schooner BELL MITCHELL. U. S. No. 2892. Of 320.32 tons gross; 304.31 tons net. Built Algonac, Mich., 1874, Home port, Clayton, N.Y. 136.0 x 25.0 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
      Schooner BELL MITCHELL. U. S. No. 2892. Of 320.32 tons gross; 304.31 tons net. Built Algonac, Mich., 1874, Home port, Clayton, N.Y. 136.0 x 25.0 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
      Schooner BELL MITCHELL. U. S. No. 2892. Of 320.32 tons gross; 304.31 tons net. Built Algonac, Mich., 1874, Home port, Clayton, N.Y. 136.0 x 25.0 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     


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launch, Detroit
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1886
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McN.E.1734
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William R. McNeil
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John F. Eddy (Propeller), U76645, 31 Aug 1886