The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ellen (Propeller), 24 Mar 1892

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      Grand Haven, Mich., March 24 - Capt. T. W. Kirby has begun at his yard the construction of a small steamer, 87 feet keel, 17 + feet beam and 6 + feet hold. The engine will be 16 x 16 inches, and the boiler, to be built by Johnston Bros., 6 x 12 feet. The boat will be finished by June 1. Capt. Kirby has sold the steamer JOE to Capt. Bradley of Muskegon, and Capt. Cobb has bought from Capt. Bradley the small steamer ELLEN. Capt. Cobb will sail the ELLEN, running her between this city and Frankfort. Another transfer is that of the schooner HUNTER SAVIDGE from Cutler, Savidge & Co., lumber dealers of this city, to John Mullerweiss of Alpena, terms private. The boat has all insurance valuation of $35,000. If this company does not succeed in selling the other schooner owned by them she will be placed in tile Lake Superior lumber trade.
      The Marine Review
      March 24, 1892

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Ellen (Propeller), 24 Mar 1892