The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. B. Wolvin (Propeller), U107563, 1 Jun 1900

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At the Globe yard of the American Ship Building Co., Cleveland another vessel building for the American Steel & Wire interests represented by Mr. A.B. Wolvin was launched on Saturday last and named WM. P. PALMER. This is in honor of the general manager of the American Steel & Wire Co. A duplicate vessel building at the same yard will be named A.B. WOLVIN. These two steamers are of Canadian canal dimension - about 3,000 tons capacity on 18 feet draught - and might readily be adapted to service down the St. Lawrence, but for the present season at least will remain on the lakes. The WM. CASTLE RHODES, another steamer of Canadian canal dimensions building at this same yard for Robert R. Rhodes and others of Cleveland. is ready for service, and it is expected that the Rockefeller steamer BUNSON. building at the American company's Chicago yard, will be launched on the 19th inst. Thus the list of some twenty-three steel vessels which the consolidated companies had wider contract last fall is gradually being brought down to the six Carnegie freighters and two steamers for Eddy Bros. building at Detroit, which it was expected would be late in coming out.
      Marine Review
      May 10, 1900

      The steamer A.B. WOLVIN, second of the Welland canal size steamers building for the American Steamship Co. by the American Ship Building Co., will be launched at the Globe yard, Cleveland. Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. The WOLVIN is an exact duplicate of the steamer W.P. PALMER of the same line which was launched at the Globe yard a few weeks ago. Mrs. H.G. Dalton will christen the new vessel. The principal stockholders of the American Steamship Co. are officials of the American Steel & Wire Co. and Mr. Wolvin is general manager.
      Marine Review
      June 7, 1900

      Another steamer was added to the fleet of the Americaan Steel & Wire Company Saturday, when the A. B. WOLVIN was launched at the old Globe shipyards of the American Shipbuilding Company at Cleveland. The WOLVIN is a steel steamer of the Welland Canal size, being 242 feet over all, with a 42 foot beam and a 26-1/2 foot molded depth. She will carry triple expansion engines and Scotch boilers. Her carrying capacity is 3,000 tons.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      June 12, 1900
NOTE:-- The above should not be confused with the propeller AGUSTUS B. WOLVIN which was launched at Lorain in 1904.

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A. B. Wolvin (Propeller), U107563, 1 Jun 1900