Jesse Wells Church Journal
Church, Jesse Wells, 1838-1911. “Jesse Wells Church Journal.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 28 Nov. 2022, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/39629. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.
|Title||Jesse Wells Church Journal|
|Church, Jesse Wells, 1838-1911|
|Description||This collection is composed of a business journal maintained by Jesse W. Church and other family members to record financial and other aspects of shipbuilding activities operated at Sugar Island, Michigan. The entries date from 1853-1895 and 1903. Cost figures for supplies, design plans, sketches of boats, and brief histories of some of the vessels are included. The Church boatyard specialized in sailing vessels of under fifty feet in length. Many Mackinaw boats were built at the Sugar Island work site. Some steam vessels were also designed by the Church family. Floor plans and elevations for some of the houses on Sugar Island are also included.|
|Creator||Church, Jesse Wells, 1838-1911|
|Source||Jesse Wells Church Papers: GLMS 10; Center for Archival Collections, University Libraries, Bowling Green State University|
|Coverage||Sugar Island (MI)|