The propeller E.B. HALE was launched at Cleveland on Thursday afternoon from the yard of Quayle & Sons. She is 217 feet keel, 227 feet, over all and the owners are Capt. Bradley, Mr. Thomas Quayle and Mr. Loomis. She cost about $100,000.
Port Huron Daily Times
Tuesday, June 16, 1874
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On many occasions of late admiration has been expressed for a large number of our lake vessels which have been commissioned from time to time, and noticing also the astonishing strides which is being made in that class of architecture. One would suppose that, judging from the present standpoint, there was but little room for improvement in the construction of steam and sail vessels on the lakes, yet it would be well to bear in mind that such was the opinion of shipbuilders half century ago. Yet it is believed that the science of shipbuilding will yet be considerably enlarged and improved upon in years to come. These remarks were suggested by a casual observation of the new stm. E.B. HALE, launched recently at Cleveland, which arrived here on Sunday. To state that she is a well got up vessel, with
excellent model and lines and first class finish, would be but to repeat the expression of several who paid her a visit. She was built for Capt. A. Bradley's line of stemers and vessels, and is of the following dimensions: 227 (OA), 216 (K) x 35 x 18'2"; lower hold 11'; second hold 7'2". She measures 1,186 tons, new style. She is of the steamship order, with strength and improvements nowhere to be surpassed if equaled. Her machinery was got up at the Cleveland Globe Works. Boiler 18' long, 11 1/2' shell, with low pressure engines 36 inches square. This fine ship is commanded by Capt. George Stone, who has been the whole of his life on the lakes a sailor and gentleman, late in command of the stm. FAY, of the same line
Detroit Free Press
June 23, 1874
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Steam screw E.B. HALE, U. S. Number 135012. 1,186.15 tons gross; 928.05 tons net. 217.7 x 34.8 x 17.9. of 970 horse power (nominal). Built 1874 at Cleveland. Home port, Cleveland.
Merchant Steam Vessels of
the United States, 1897