The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George C. Howe (Propeller), U200000, 28 May 1903

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The steamer GEORGE W. HOWE will be informerly launched today at the South Chicago yards of the American Shipbuilding Company. The boat is the second of the Wolvin-St. Lawrence syndicate fleet to be launched at South Chicago this season.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, May 28, 1903
NOTE: There was no GEORGE W. Only GEORGE C. HOWE.

Without the ceremony of breaking a bottle of champagne over her bow the steel freight propeller GEORGE C. HOWE was launched yesterday afternoon at the yards of the Chicago Shipbuilding Company on the Calumet River. This is the first time within the annals of shipbuilding that a vessel has been launched on the Great Lakes without the breaking of a bottle.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 29, 1903

Three modern freight vessels were added to the fleet of the Great lakes yesterday when the SAXONA and the D.G. KERR cleared Chicago for Lake Erie eith ore cargoes, and the GEORGE C. HOWE cleared South Chicago for Buffalo with wheat. The HOWE is one of 12 Wolvin - Quebec Line boats, the KERR is owned by the Provident Steamship Co., of Duluth, and the SAXONA belongs to the Zenith Steamship Company
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 16, 1903
Steam screw GEORGE C. HOWE. U. S. No. 200000. Of 1550 gross tons; 955 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1903. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 241.0 x 41.0 x 15.6 Passenger service. Crew of 16. Of 600 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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George C. Howe (Propeller), U200000, 28 May 1903