The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Honduras (Propeller), U205261, 2 May 1908

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The first small size steamer of arch construction on the lakes was dropped into the water at the Buffalo Drydock Company yard yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock when the steel steamer HONDURAS was launched successfully. The arch construction is now used almost exclusively on the larger boats and its use on a small vessel attracted much attention among marine men. Every piece of steel in the hull came from the furnaces of the Lackawanna Steel Plant. The launching was without ceremony of any kind and there was only a small crowd of several hundred within the yard, as the advent had not been advertised extensively. The HONDURAS is a vessel of Welland Canal size, building for James E. Davidson of Bay City. It is 251 feet long, 44 feet beam, and has a molded depth of 26 feet. The engine will be equipped for salt water service so that the HONDURAS may ply in the lake trade during the season of navigation and then proceed up the St. Lawrence.
Among those attending the launching were : James E. Davidson of Bay City; Thomas Newman of the Cleveland & Buffalo Line at Cleveland; Frank Jeffreys of Detroit, general superintendent of the American Shipbuilding Company; Shore superintendent Purcell of the Cleveland & Buffalo Line; Capt. J. J. Brown and many local officials.
      Buffalo Sunday Morning News [ picture of launch included in article]
      Sunday, May 3, 1908

Steam screw HONDURAS. U. S. No. 205261. Of 2,350 tons gross; 1,461 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1908. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 247.8 x 43.0 x 27.0 Freight service. Crew of 19. Steel built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911

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Honduras (Propeller), U205261, 2 May 1908