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Charles Weston (Propeller), U203184, 26 May 1906

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The keel of the CHARLES A. WESTON of North Tonawanda, to be the largest vessel on the chain of lakes, will be laid on Dec. 4 in the American Shipbuilding yards at Lorain, Ohio. The vessel is owned by the Tonawanda Transit Co.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 18, 1905

North Tonawanda, May 11. - The steamer CHARLES WESTON, being built at the Bay City yards of the American Shipbuilding Company, will be launched on Saturday, May 26. The vessel is the property of the Tonawanda Transit Company and is named after one of its members. Mary Weston, daughter of Charles Weston, Buffalo, will be the sponsor. The WESTON will be 569 feet in length, and will have a 56 foot beam. It is expected that the boat will be ready to make its first trip within three weeks after being launched.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, May 11, 1906

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      The 569 ft. stm. CHARLES WESTON, building for the Tonawanda Transportation Co., will be launched at the Bay City yard of the American Shipbuilding Co. tomorrow afternoon.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 26, 1906 9-3

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      Bay City, May 26 - Before 3,000 people the 569 ft. steel freighter CHARLES WESTON was launched today at the yards of the American Shipbuilding Co. As the vessel slid from the ways she was christened by Miss Mary Weston, daughter of Charles Weston of Buffalo, in whose honor the boat was named.
      The stm. WESTON will have a capacity of 12,000 tons and will carry ore on her first trip from Superior to Buffalo on June 25th, when she goes into commission. The WESTON is a sister ship to the WILLIAM A. ROGERS, another of the Niagara Transit Co.'s big boats.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 27, 1906 21-3
      Steam screw CHARLES WESTON. U. S. No. 203184. Of 6,996 tons gross; 5,511 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1906. Home port, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 549.0 x 56.0 x 26.6 Freight service. Crew of 24. Of 2,000 indicated horse power. Steel built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1906.
      CHARLES WESTON.* Built May 26, 1906 Bulk Propeller -Steel
U. S. No. 203184 6996 gt -5511 nt 549' x 56' x 26.6'
* Renamed (b) J. LEONARD REPLOGLE - US -1916
      (c) SAUCON -US -1925
Scrapped at Hamilton, Ont., in 1946.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Charles Weston (Propeller), U203184, 26 May 1906