The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. T. Bliss (Barge), U29925, 21 May 1881


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An East Saginaw correspondent writes as follows to the Detroit Post & Tribune dated Saturday: The second of the three fine schooner barges for the M. Line, owned by Mason, Cowing and Bliss, of this city, was successfully launched at 4 o'clock this afternoon. She is named the A. T. BLISS, and is of the following dimensions: Length of keel, 165 feet; overall, 170 feet; breadth of beam, 31 feet; depth of hold, 10 feet 6 inches. She carries two masts, and is schooner rigged. She cost about $22,000 complete, will carry 600,000 feet of lumber, and will go into the Saginaw and Buffalo lumber trade in tow of the steam barge PORTER CHAMBERLAIN. She loads at once for Buffalo. Captain Charles Sonsmith, of this city, will sail her. Another schooner barge, of the same size and build, will be launched in about thirty days.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, May 24, 1881


Schooner barge A.T. BLISS. U. S. No. 29925. Of 437 tons gross; 415 tons net. Built East Saginaw, Mich., 1881. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 168.0 x 30.5 x 10.3 Crew of 6
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902
     


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launch, East Saginaw
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1881
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McN.E.8968
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English
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William R. McNeil
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A. T. Bliss (Barge), U29925, 21 May 1881