The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sir Henry Bessemer (Propeller), U116723, 9 May 1896

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The steamer SIR HENRY BESSEMER will be launched at the yards of the Globe Iron Works at Cleveland on Saturday.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, May 6, 1896

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      The screw steamer SIR HENRY BESSEMER will leave the Globe Yard, where she is building, the latter part of the week. Work is being rushed on her sister ship, the SIR WILLIAM SIEMENS, and the latter will be launched on July 15 or before. The strike at the Globe Yard just after the launching of the BESSEMER retarded work somewhat.
      The gross tonnage of the BESSEMER is 4,321 tons, and the Bessemer Steamship Company expects to advertise itself and incidentally the builders when she gets into commission. The vessel is a duplicate of the CORALIA, controlled by M.A. Hanna & Co., which holds the cargo record. The BESSEMER is constructed of lighter material and will be able to load a few hundred more tons on the same draft.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      July 1, 1896
      Steam screw SIR HENRY BESSEMER. U. S. No. 116723. Of 4,321 tons gross; 3,293 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio in 1896. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 413.2 x 48.0 x 24.0 Freight service. Crew of 25. Steel built. Of 2,000 horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1916 [steam vessels]

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Sir Henry Bessemer (Propeller), U116723, 9 May 1896