The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. H. Gary (Propeller), U202014, 8 Apr 1905

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Chicago, April 8. -- What will be the largest vessel ever floated on the Great Lakes, will be launched today at the yards of the Chicago Shipbuilding Company. The steamer which is being built for the Pittsburg Steamship Company, a subsidiary of the U. S. Steel Corporation will be used in the ore carrying trade. She is 569 feet long, has a 56 foot beam, and is 30 feet deep. The capacity is 10,000 tons. The steamer will be christened the ELBERT H. GERRY,[sic] after the president of the Steel Corporation
      Buffalo Evening News
      April 8, 1905

      Chicago, May 24. -- The new steamer E.H. GARY, now nearing completion at South Chicago, will carry the largest cargo ever loaded into a vessel on the Great Lakes when she goes to Escanaba next week on her initial trip. In order not to be hampered by shallow water in connecting channels, the first cargo will be carried from Escanaba to South Chicago, and it is expected to exceed 13,000 net tons. The GARY will be one of the largest purely freight carriers in the world.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 24, 1905

Steam screw ELBERT H. GARY. U. S. No. 202014. Of 6,331 tons gross; 4,988 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1905. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 557.8 x 56.0 x 26.5 Tow service. Crew of 25. Steel built. Of 1,800 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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E. H. Gary (Propeller), U202014, 8 Apr 1905