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Eureka (Propeller), U136740, 11 May 1899

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Arthur H. Hawgood and others of Cleveland have contracted with the Craig Ship Building Co. of Toledo for a steel steamer of Welland canal size, to be finished about Nov. 1. The Craig company is just completing for Miller, Bull & Knowlton of New York a steamer of Welland canal size and they have another under way for the same firm, both of which will go to the Atlantic coast immediately upon completion. The steamer just contracted for will also be fitted for salt water service, but will probably not go down to the coast until the spring of 1900 when it is expected the St. Lawrence canals will be completed, and when another similar vessel, now nearing completion at Lorain for W. A. Hawgood, brother of Arthur Hawgood. will also leave the lakes. The steamer building at Lorain will be launched Saturday and will be christened EUREKA, which is also The name of the transportation company that owns her.
      The Marine Review
      May 11, 1899

The steamer EUREKA, building for W.A. Hawgood and others of Cleveland, was launched at the yard of the Cleveland Ship Building Co. at Lorain, O., on May 13. The vessel, which is designed for traffic through the Welland and other Canadian canals to the seaboard, is 238 feet keel, 42 feet beam and 25 ½ feet depth. She is fitted with a triple expansion engine having cylinders of 17, 28 and 42 inches diameter by 36 inches stroke.
      The Marine Review
      May 18, 1899

Valuations placed upon new vessels rated in the June supplement of the Inland Lloyd's Register are: Steamer EUREKA, owned by W. A. Hawgood and others of Cleveland, $150,000; steamer M. A. HANNA, Capt John Mitchell and others of Cleveland, $260,000; steamer HENRY W. OLIVER, Capt. Thomas Wilson and others, Cleveland, $260,000; steamer PENNSYLVANIA, Minnesota Steamship Co., Cleveland, $260,000. The steamer ELIZA W. STRONG, formerly the N.K. FAIRBANKS, but rebuilt and now owned by Wm. Strong and others of Tonawanda, N. Y., is rated A2, and valued at $30,000.
      The Marine Review
      June 1, 1899

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Eureka (Propeller), U136740, 11 May 1899