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Blue Book of American Shipping, 1901.
Businesses, people, vessels - Bay City, West Bay City & Essexville, MI.

Members of the Lake Carriers' Association.

Boutell, Benjamin
Cranage, Thomas
Eddy, C. A.
McGraw, Trans. Co.
Mitchell, Wm.

Vessel Owners and Managers of the Great Lakes.

Blodgett, Julia M. - 1 schr.
Boutell, Benj. - 1 str, 1 schr.
Brown, Sarah F., - 1 schr. (West Bay City)
Davidson, James - 9 strs., 6 schrs. (West Bay City)
Eddy-Shaw Transit Co., 6 strs.
Francis, G. - 2 schrs.
Jackson, C. K. - 2 schrs.
King, F. W. - 1 schr. (West Bay City)
Kohn, Ben C. - 1 schr.
McCormick, H. W. - 1 schr.
McGraw Trans. Co. - 2 schrs.
Madden, Thos. F. - 1 str., 2 schrs.
Michigan Log Towing Co., James Davidson, Mngr. - 4 tugs.
Pierce, Wm. E., Mngr., 907 Clara St. - 1 str. (West Bay City)
Saginaw Bay Towing Co., L. S. Boutell 14 tugs.
Sharp, W. H. - 1str. 1 schr.
Smith, P. C. - 3 schrs. (West Bay City)
Wheeler, Chesley 1str.
Young, W. D. - 1 str., 2 schrs.

Contractors for Dredging and Other Public Works on the Great Lakes.

Bay City Dredging Co.
McCollum & Lee (Essexville)

Ship Masters' Association of the Great Lakes.

Armstrong B., 307 Litchfield st. (West Bay City)
Ballentine, E. D., 251 Adams st.
Beggs, Alex, 108 Washington ave. (West Bay City)
Bennet, Henry, 212 Adams st.
Bennett, J. S., Lock Box 709
Brown, Claud D., 1414 Washington st. (West Bay City)
Canartney, M., 715 Williams st.
Chron, Thomas, 223 Adams st.
Harper, Geo., 1509 Washington st. (West Bay City)
Heisner, John W., 1509 Washington st. (West Bay City)
Hern, John, 1213 Fitzhugh st.
Johnston, Alex, 407 S. Dean st. (West Bay City)
Mitchell, Wm., 314 Second st.
Owen, Jas. L., 108 Washington st. (West Bay City)
Pierce, Wm. E., 300 North Dean st. (West Bay City)
Saph, C. M., 401 Midland
Thorp, Wm. H., 305 No. Henry st. (West Bay City)

Captains of Vessels on the Great Lakes.

Angell, J. C. (West Bay City)
Angell, Wm. D. (West Bay City)
Ballentine, E. D.
Bigger, Andrew (West Bay City)
Davidson, James, 301 Catherine st., N. (West Bay City)
Davidson, Jno. (West Bay City)
Germain, Alfred (West Bay City)
Gordon, J.
Lennon, F. H. (West Bay City)
Lester, Geo. H. (West Bay City)
Lovell, John (West Bay City)
McCormick, T.
McFadgen, Dan, 1002 Fulton st. (West Bay City)
Nagel, M.
Owen, J. I. care 500 N. Center st. (West Bay City)
Pierce, H. A.
Powrie, S. M., 805 N. Tremont
Sauer, J. G., 505 N. Center (West Bay City)
Shean, Barney (West Bay City)
Shean, M. J. (West Bay City)
Sours, Jos. (West Bay City)
Stone, John, 404 S. Catherine
Thorkilden, Thos.
Trudo, John, 204 Madison st. (West Bay City)
Young, Wm. R.

Ship Builders of the Great Lakes.

Builders of Steel Vessels The Principle Works of the Lakes.

West Bay City Ship Building Co. (West Bay City)

Builders of Wooden Vessels, Yachts and Small Craft; also Repair Yards.

Davidson, James (West Bay City)

Engine and Boiler Builders of the Great Lakes.

Dry Dock Iron Co.
MacKinnon Mfg. Co., 218 N. Water St.
Marine Boiler Works, J. A. Flajole, proprietor
Marine Iron Co.
National Boiler Works (B.)

Dry Docks of the Great Lakes. - (Length/Width)

Bay City Dry Dock (Jas. & J. E. Davidson) - (316/62)
James Davidson (West Bay City) (435/100)

American Steam and Sail Vessels of the Great Lakes.
(Vessel - Class/Gross Tonnage/Net Tonnage/Keel Beam/Year built/Owner)

Abyssinia - Sch./2037/1916/188x44/1896/Jas. Davidson (West Bay City)
Allegheny - Sch./663/630/187x33/1873/E. T. Carrington
Amazonas - Sch./2228/1930/295x44/1898/James Davidson (West Bay City)
Arizona - Str./765/601/189x32/1868/W. D. Young
Bay City - Str./64/32/54x20/1887/Chas. A. Eddy
Bay State - Str./59/29/53/18/1874/Francis Wells
Benton Str./304/159/152x28/1867/W. E. Pierce (West Bay City)
Bermuda - Str./1312/1679/220x41/1897/James Davidson (West Bay City)
Bissell, Harvey - Sch./496/472/162x33/1866/Ben. C. Kohn
Boscobel - Str./610/450/151x28/1881/ B. Boutell
Bradley, Chas. H. - Str./804/624/201x37/1800/ O. W. Blodgett
Brake, Wm. - Sch./318/302/143x26/1867/Fred. Kirker
Brightie - Sch./600/570/182x33/1868/ O. W. Blodgett
Buchhout, B. B. - Sch./351/334/158x28/1873/ W. H. Bridges
Celtic - Sch./716/680/190x34/1890/ G. K. Jackson
City of Bangor - Str./3690/2976/372x44/1896/ Eddy-Shaw Trans. Co.
City of Paris - Str./2062/1714/298x41/1891/ Thos. Cranage (West Bay City)
City of Venice - Str./2107/1771/301x43/1892/ Thos. Cranage
Comstock, J. B. - Sch./325/306/139x30/1891/ Eddy Bros. & Co.
Cranage, Thomas - Str./2219/1855/305x43/1893/ Thomas Cranage
Crete - Sch./2049/1920/288x44/1896/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Deer - Str./47/24/46x17/1892/ C. C. Penoyer
Delaware - Sch./546/519/173x30/1868/ O. W. Blodgett
Donaldson, J. P. - Str./521/425/185x30/1880/ W. H. Sharp
Eddy, Lulu, - Tug/19/9/51x14/1888/ Ben Boutelle
Eddy, Selwyn - Str./2846/2164/343x42/1893/ Eddy Bros.
Elfin-Mere - Str./1054/796/190x34/1887/ Chesley Wheeler
Emmet, Robert - Str./32/18/65x16/1863/ Ben Boutelle
Exile - Sch./387/368/152x29/1867/ H. N. Page
Fashion Str./29/14/52x16/1893/ C. B. Curtiss
Fillmore, Clarence J. - Sch./410/389/161x31/1889/ O. W. Blodgett
Folsom, A. - Str./940/789/180x33/1885/ Mitchell Trans. Co.
Fournieau, Sofie - Sch./22/19/46x16/1897/ John E. Anderson
Gebhardt, A. - Sch./354/336/145x29/1869/ Sarah F. Brown (West Bay City)
Geyser - Tug/29/14/57x18/1889/ R. Armstrong
Goshawk Sch./549/522/180x32/1866/ O. W. Blodgett
Grampian Sch./844/802//218x38/1894/ John Davidson (West Bay City)
Granada Sch./1729/1643/247x40/1895/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Hand, Geo. R Tug/34/17/60x15/1881/ C. B. Curtiss
Handy Boy Tug/245/15/54x14/1882/ R. Armstrong
Holland, Robert Str./423/339/156x30/1872/ W. C. Penoyer (West Bay City)
Howard Tug/195/97/114x22/1864/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Humming Bird Sch./25/24/49x15/1889/ S. H. Brown
Irving, Go. - Sch./73/69/77x20/1865/ John Blair
Jackson, G. K. - Sch./400/380/163x31/1882/ Geo. D. Jackson
Josie Str./20/10/49x15/1893/ Henry Williamson
Ketchum, Jas. I. - Sch./413/393/156x31/1868/ Geo. D. Jackson
King, James C. - Sch./512/486/175x33/1867/ M. Latour
Langell Boys Str./387/286/151x30/1890/ Eddy Bros. & co.
Law, Lizzie A Sch./747/710/196x33/1875/ Jas. Davidson (West Bay City)
Lee, Charles Tug/17/8/48x13/1876/ W. A. Armstrong
Louise Tug/15/7/44x12/1873/ Wm. H. Sharp
Madden Lizzie Str./690/517/175x34/1887/ T. F. Madden
Mantenee Sch./647/626/200x34/1873/ T. F. Madden
Matanzas Sch./2600/2525/324x45/1899/ Jas. Davidson (West Bay City)
Maud Tug/45/33/68x16/1881/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Mitchell, Mary B. - Sch./963/915/211x37/1888/ Mitchell Trans. Co.
Mocking Bird Str./71/35/67x20/1885/ Geo. F. Armstrong
Mocking Bird Tug/177/113/123x23/1873/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Moiles, Annie Tug/146/76/86x16/1867/ Benj. Boutelle
Montana Sch./345/328/138x27/1864/ N. Barkell
Montmorency Sch./298/283/136x26/ F. King (West Bay City)
Murphy, Simon J. - Str./4869/3370/435x51/1900/ Eddy Bros.
Nicaraugua Str./1201/911/241x37/1894/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Noquebay Sch./684/652/205x34/1872/ Elizabeth Madden
Ononto Sch./424/403/160x31/1862/ H. W. McCormick
Oregon Str./779/557/194x33/1882/ John G. Piggott (West Bay City)
Orinoco Str./2226/1928/295x44/1898/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Paisley Sch./1046/994/211x35/1893/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Penobscot Str./3502/2864/351x44/1895/ C. A. Eddy
Peshtigo Str./817/590/203x34/1869/ Chesebrough Bros.
Peshtigo Sch./633/601/391x34/1889/ Julia M. Blodgett
Plymouth Sch./776/739/213x35/1854/ W. D. Young
Pope Str./2637/2064/317x42/1891/ C. A. Eddy
Pride Sch./2790/2715/338x44/1900/ Jas. Davidson
Prun Sty./56/38/88x16/1900/ Frank B. Cheesbrough
Rappahannock Str./2380/1911/308x42/1895/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Rogers, George Tug/64/33/77x18/1889/ F. P. Chesbrough
Sacramento Str./2380/1903/308x42/1895/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Scotia Sch./903/858/210x34/1873/ W. D. Young
Shaw, Howard L. - Sts./4901/3802/435x51/ Eddy-Shaw Lumber Co.
Shenandoah Str./2251/1880/308x43/1894/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Smalley, J. H. - Tug/32/16/41x18/1889/ J. H. Smalley
Smith, Ella M. - Tug/151/118/87x20/1876/ P. C. Smith (West Bay City)
Smith, Gerrit Sch./254/241/133x25/1855/ Carrie A. Reed
Tempest Str./14/7/40x11/1884/ A. E. Gustin
Thomas, Almeron Sch./35/33/50x16/1891/ Laura I. Murdock (West Bay City)
Traveler Str./437/265/140x24/1871/ Ben Boutelle (Rebuilt)
Trombley, Jose Str./14/10/50x12/1881/ L. M. Trudell
Two Kitties Sch./10/10/41x12/1890/ R. J. Campbell
Venezuela Str./2125/1733/263x40/1897/ James Davidson (West Bay City)
Wallace, Albert Str./179/134/84x28/1891/ A. Van Den Brooks
Wesley, Geo. W. - Sch./280/266/157x28/1867/ Chas, Ebert
White & Friant Sch./459/299/152x28/1881/ W. C. Penoyer
Winslow Tug/290/186/129x22/1865/ Benjamin Boutelle
Witch of the West Tug/23/11/59x13/1856/ W. H. Sharp
Woolson, Mary Sch./708/673/179x34/1888/ O. W. Blodgett
Wright, A. W. - Sch./530/507/169x33/1880/ W. H. Sharp
Young, C. L. - Sch./382/363/155x29/1872/ Geo. Frances
Zillah Str./748/583/291x37/1890/ O. W. Blodgett

Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association.
Addresses of Corresponding Secretaries Throughout the United States.

Lodge No. 27 N. P. Slater, 1010 Garfield Ave., Bay City

Members in the Great Lakes District.

Adams, George, 209 S. Chilson ave. (West Bay City)
Babcock, C. 216 Madison st.
Bartow, Reubin, 307 S. Van Buren st.
Braman, J. A., 409 Jennie st. (West Bay City)
Briggs, Freeman, Marsac st.
Covyeow, Daniel L., 801 Ketchum st.
Covyeow, Ed., 208 18th st.
Covyeow, Geo. A., 409 Fitzgerald st.
Cutsbert, C. E., 403 Stanton st.
Dorsey, Lou H., 401 29th st.
Duquett, Wm., 406 Fitzgerald st.
Gartung, A. C., 29th and Marsac sts.
Gartung, Fred, 403 Columbus ave.
Graham, Thos., 611 North Linn st. (West Bay City)
Gregory, Chas., 408 Fitzgerald st.
Guy, Otto A., 508 Farragut st.
Harner, Emerson, 1104 Garfield ave.
Hart, J. B., 308 N. Fremont st. (West Bay City)
Hausbeck, Frank, Box 544
King, Chas. O., 909 N. Linn st. (West Bay City)
Kundinger, John, 306 Transit st. (West Bay City)
Lacey, Martin, 404 Williams st.
Lee, John, 1305 Leng st. (West Bay City)
McLean, M. 212 S. Monroe st.
Montague, Henry, Room 13, Watson Blk.
Nold, Joseph, 212 S. Monroe st.
Pierce, Chas. G., 1405 Washington st. (West Bay City)
Pierce, Jas. H., 206 Raymond ave. (West Bay City)
Plush, Henry (Essexville)
Reynolds, Thos. W., 110 N. Linn st. (West Bay City)
Robertson, J. S., 906 No. Linn st. (West Bay City)
Sayen, Joseph, 300 S. Park ave. (West Bay City)
Shera, Wm., 24th & Wilson st.
Sherman, L. E., 413 So. Center st. (West Bay City)
Slater, N. P., 1010 Garfield ave.
Sleno, Lew. W.,
Sperry, Wm. L., 1014 N. Linn st. (West Bay City)
Stone, Earnest, 6th st.
Stone, Wm. H., 19th and Garfield ave.
Wiley, Jos. L., 1105 33d st.
Wurtz, Joseph, 108 Seymour st.

Engineers of Vessels of the Great Lakes.

Fero, Chas., 319 Howard st.
Gartung, Gus, 228 Marsac st.
McGinnis, Albert, 218 W. Farragut st.
Nerreter, Chas., (West Bay City)
Rees, T. J., 400 Fremont st. (West Bay City)
Sanquest, Gust., S. Center st. (West Bay City)
Speir, James
Speir, R. C.
Wellman, James
Wurtz, Jos. H., 212 Belinda st.

Wrecking Companies of the Great Lakes Their Facilities.

James Reid Tugs Geo. Parker and Protector; lighter McDougall with hoisters and derrick; four pumps, two driving rigs, ten hydraulic jacks, hawsers, etc.

Note -- Reference to Gross Tonnage and Net Tonnage is not weight, it represents the feet of cubic capacity.

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