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W. L. Wetmore (Propeller), U80196, 19 May 1871

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Mr. G.W. Bissell's new prop. W.S. WETMORE, was successfully launched at Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon. A description will be given hereafter.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 19, 1871 3-5

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The stm. WETMORE was launched at Cleveland on Wednesday. Her dimensions are: Length of Keel from outside of stern to inside of stern post, 215 ft. 9 inches; length over all, 224 ft. Breadth of beam, 33 ft. 3 inches; depth of hold (lowest place), 14 ft. Measurements 946 tons old customhouse measurement. She will carry 1,200 gross tons iron ore. Cost $70,000. She is owned by W.L. Wetmore, Esq., of Marquette, and is intended for the iron ore trade. Capt. George L. DeWolf is to take command of her. First mate John House; second mate, Charles Flynn; first engineer, John Metzer; second engineer, John Kalch.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 20, 1871 3-5

Steam screw W.L. WETMORE. U. S. No. 80196 Of 1216 gross tons. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1871 by Quayle & Martin. 213.7 x 33.4 x 12.6 Wrecked Rabbit Island, Georgian Bay November 29, 1901
      Herman Runge List

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W. L. Wetmore (Propeller), U80196, 19 May 1871