The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wetmore (Propeller), U80196, 20 May 1871

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The stm. WETMORE was launched at Cleveland on Wednesday (5/17). Her dimensions are: Length of keel from outside of stern to inside of stern post, 215 ft. 9 inches; length over all, 224. Breadth of beam, 33 ft. 3 inches; depth of hold (lowest place) 14 ft. Measurement 946 tons old customhouse measurement. She will carry 1,200 gross tons iron ore. Cost $70,000. She is owned by George W. Bissell, of Detroit, is named after W.L. Wetmore of Marquette, and is intended for the iron ore trade. Capt. George L. DeWolf is to take commande of her. First Mate John House; second mate, Charles Flynn; first engineer, John Metzer; second engineer, John Kalch.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 20, 1871 3-5

Steam screw W.L. WETMORE. U. S. No. 80196 Of 946 gross tons. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1871 by Quayle & Martin. 213.7 x 33.4 x 12.6 Wrecked Rabbit Island, Georgian Bay November 29, 1901
      Herman Runge List

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Wetmore (Propeller), U80196, 20 May 1871