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Robert Wallace (Propeller), U111466, 11 Apr 1903

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The new steel propeller ROBERT WALLACE will be launched this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Ganson street docks.
      Buffalo Evening News
      April 11, 1903

      Slid Into The Water Without A Hitch And Will Be Quickly Finished.
      One of the most successful launchings ever held in the shipyards of the Buffalo Drydock Company and the first of the season was carried out yesterday afternoon. The ROBERT WALLACE, one of ten new steel steamers building for the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Company slid into the Erie Basin, christened by Miss Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of E. R. Thomas of this city.
      Many of the Company's officials as well as several ship builders of the city were present as guests of Supt. Nevins. Quite a large crowd had collected and the new craft was started on its career with a rousing round of cheers from the spectators. The launching was successful in every respect and not a single accident marred the work of the company's employees.
      The WALLACE is a steel steamer and is designed for use through the Welland canal. She is 255 feet over all, 41 feet beam and 18 feet deep. She is equipped with triple expansion engines and will be able to attain great speed.
      The WALLACE was nearly completed last fall, but delays in securing material, as well as trouble with workmen, made it impossible to launch the boat until yesterday. Work on fitting her out for service will be rushed as rapidly as possible and the directors of the company hope to put her into commission within a short time.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Sunday, April 12, 1903
The steamer ROBERT WALLACE, built for the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River Transportation Company at Superior [sic], has taken on a cargo of grain at Duluth and will make her maiden trip to the St. Lawrence.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 26, 1903

Steam screw ROBERT WALLACE. U. S. No. 111466. Of 1640 tons gross; 944 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1903. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 238.7 x 41.0 x 19.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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Robert Wallace (Propeller), U111466, 11 Apr 1903