The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
H. E. Runnels (Propeller), U96230, 9 Jun 1893

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The new boat which has been in process of construction at the Jenks Ship Building Co.'s yard for several months past will be launched at 3:30 Thursday afternoon. This is the 5th boat built by this company.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, June 7, 1893
      The new boat built by the Jenks Ship Building Co. was launched at 3:30 Thursday afternoon. Several hundred people were present. The boat dropped into the water promptly on time. As it touched the water's edge a streamer bearing the name H.E. RUNNELS was floated from the masthead. The RUNNELS was towed down the river to vincent's dock where it will receive its machinery from the Phoenix Iron Works.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, June 9, 1893

      The steam barge H.E. RUNNELS was launched yesterday afternoon at the yards of the Jenks Shipbuilding Co., Port Huron. She will go into the lumber trade and will carry about 700,000 ft.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 9, 1893 3-4

Steam screw H.E. RUNNELS. U. S. No. 96230. Of 862 tons gross; 694 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich, 1863. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 182.0 x 35.0 x 13.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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H. E. Runnels (Propeller), U96230, 9 Jun 1893