The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Henry W. Oliver (Propeller), U96445, 13 Apr 1899

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Henry W. Oliver, who engineered the big deals that resulted in the Carnegie company securing control of some of the largest and most valuable iron mining properties of the Lake Superior region, and who became rich himself through the transactions, is to have one of the largest iron ore carriers of the lakes named in his honor. The vessel is building at Lorain for the Wilson Transit Co., and will go into commission early in the coming season. Another vessel of the Wilson line, named for ANDREW CARNEGIE, was also among the largest of the ore carriers when she went into commission some time ago.
      The Marine Review
      April 6, 1899

The launch of the HENRY W. OLIVER, steel steamer building for the Wilson Transit Co. of Cleveland. has been set for 3 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon at the yard of the Cleveland Ship Building Co. at Lorain. The OLIVER is 444 feet in length, 50 feet beam and 29 feet deep, somewhat smaller dimensions than the Bessemer steamer SAMUEL F. B. MORSE, but she is expected to break all lake cargo carrying records nevertheless. It is anticipated that she will carry 7,000 gross tons.
      The Marine Review
      April 13, 1899

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Henry W. Oliver (Propeller), U96445, 13 Apr 1899