The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Apr. 17, 1885

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Preparations by Marine City Vessel Men - Appointments

Special to the Detroit Post.

MARINE CITY, April 16. - Vessels are preparing to resume business. During the winter considerable repairs have been made and they will start out in good condition and well painted.

The steamers City of New Baltimore and Mary will run as last year. The steamer Pick-up will ply between St. Clair and Detroit, on alternate days with the City of New Baltimore. The route takes in New Baltimore on the west side of lake St. Clair and is run three times a week.

Messrs. Morley & Co.'s new propeller, to be christened the New Orleans, is receiving her finishing touches. She is probably the largest carrier ever built here. Her dimensions are: Length, 250 feet; beam, 38 feet; depth, 22 feet. It is a double decker and over 2,000 tons burthen. She is very strongly constructed and diagonally strapped with iron . She has a large cabin aft, consisting of state rooms, two guest chambers, a sitting room, a kitchen, pantry and dining room. The latter is made of panels made of butternut and cherry woods.

The barge Spademan has been sold by Capt. Philip Rice and others to Mat and Andrew Scott.

The propeller Robert Holland, which was lying near the Wesbrook fire on the night of the 14th, was badly scorched, but was removed in time to escape the conflagration.

The following are the names of the vessels which moored here for the winter, and their officers, as near as can be ascertained, for the coming season:

Mary - Captain, S. H. Burnham; mate, E. J. Kendell; clerk, S. E. Pearce; engineer, Geo. W. Merrill.
Pickup - Captain, R. J. Gordon; clerk, F. M. Hubbard; engineer G. L. Boynton
City of New Baltimore - Captain, John Lozen; clerk, F. M. Woodey; engineer, Wm. Beals.
New Orleans - Captain, Joseph P. Cottrell; engineer, Malcum Jemmison
W. H. Gratwick - Captain, John Mitchell; mate, Thos. Black; engineer, Michael Owens.
Edward Smith - Captain, Alfred Mitchell; mate, David Carrier; engineer, William F. Sauber.
C. F. Curtis - Captain, Geo. H. Lester; mate, F. Howe; engineer, Geo. Coviah.
P. H. Birckhead - Captain, Robt. Gains; mate, E. D. Ballentine; engineer, Frank Whiting.
Tempest - Captain, James Taylor; mate, John Hagan; engineer, Jas. Lyons.
D. Leuty - Captain, J. C. Pringle; mate, Henry Donaldson; engineer, Robt. Pringle.
Robt. Holland - Captain, O. Olson; mate, Eugene Pangborne; engineer, John Kelley.
Kate Butteroni - Captain, Chas. Norton; mate, R. Jackson; engineer, S. C. Bennett.
Bay City - Captain, Richard O'Conner; mate, Jos. Newstead; engineer, Hubert Manion.
Lowell - Captain, C. H. Westcott; mate, John Laffery; engineer, Geo. Arnold.
Abercorn - Captain, Jas. Leitch; mate, James Leitch, Jr.; engineer, John Leitch.
Wm. Cowie - Captain, Wm. Maxwell; mate, L. Rose; engineer, John Michellson.
Geo. King - Captain, Jos. Shackett; mate, A. Gurmer; engineer, Nelson Gulette.
J. W. Westcott - Captain, Geo. Phelps; mate, Wm. Ainsworth; engineer, Wm. Brake.
M. Sicken - Captain, John Kuhn; mate, Wm. Tomblin; engineer, Robt. Mann.
S. H. Johnson - Captain, Thomas Pringle; engineer, Thos. Bauveit.
Tug Roy - Captain, S. Stratton; engineer, Chas. Deal.

T. S. Fassett - Captain Jule A. Ward
Nelson C. Holland - Captain William Clendenny
Isabell Reed - Captain Jas. Cunningham
Minnie E. Orton - Captain Alexander Beggs
Wm. A. Young - Captain Ed. Ward
J. R. Edwards - Captain John Balfour
Troy - Captain Andrew Scott
Kittie Brainard - Captain Isaac Potter
Dayton - Captain Thos Taylor
S. E. Marvin - Captain Jno. Hazen
R. L. Fryer - Captain Wm. Crockett
Reindeer - Captain David Rose
Montpelier - Captain Henry Scott
Alice Richards - Captain Peter Mercero
Levi Rawson - Captain T. Eldridge
R. Botsford - Captain Wheeler Hancock
G. K. Jackson - Captain William Balfour
C. L. Young - Captain Blair
Montgomery - Captain Chas. Jackson
Wm. Raynor - Captain Chas. Kobel
St. Joseph - Captain Wm. Meldrum
Maize - Captain Jas. Morrison
Lyman Casey - Not known
L. O'Neill - Captain Abram (Brown) Taylor
Wm. Brake - Captain A. Meswald
Chas. Spademan - Captain Mat Scott
Tim Baker - Captain Geo. A. Shaw
Buckeye State - Captain Henry Balfour
S. A. Irish - Captain Jule Rogers
C. N. Johnson - Captain Thos. Weeks
Wm. Crosthwaite - Captain Watson
J. F. Warner - Captain Felix Chamberlain
St. Clair - Capt. Wm. Rouvel

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Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Apr. 17, 1885