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Socapa (Propeller), U202088, 22 May 1905


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New Boiler For SOCAPA. -- Detroit, May 20. -- The steamer MARY BOYCE yesterday loaded two big Scotch boilers at the Detroit Shipbuilding plant for the SOCAPA, to be launched Saturday at Bay City yards.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 20, 1905


The launching of the big steel freighter SOCAPA, took place at the American Shipbuilding Company's yard. The SOCAPA is owned by G.A. Tomlinson of Duluth, and was christened by Mrs. Samual P. Cranage of Bay City. The new vessel has a capacity of 9,500 tons. She is sister ship of the steamer SYLVANIA, and is in command of Capt. J.W. Ehrhart.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 22, 1905
     

Steam screw SOCAPA. U. S. No. 202088. Of 6,272 tons gross; 4,820 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1905. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 504.0 x 54.0 x 26.7 Passenger service. Steel built. Of 1,800 indicated horsepower. Crew of 25.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

     
SOCAPA.* Built May 20, 1905 Bulk Propeller -Steel
U. S. No. 202088 6272 gt -4826 nt 504' x 54' x 26.7'
* Renamed (b) GEORGE G. BARNUM - US -1915
      (c) HENNEPIN - US -1936
Converted to se1f-un1oader in 1957.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio


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launch, Bay City
Date of Original:
1905
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McN.E.6573
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Socapa (Propeller), U202088, 22 May 1905