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Paraguay (Propeller), U150880, 1 Sep 1900

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Lorain, August 28. -- The steamer PARAGUAY, the first of the new class of lake and ocean ships building by the American Shipbuilding Co., for the syndicate headed by A. B. Wolvin, will be launched on Saturday morning. The steamer will have a full salt water equipment and upon completion will go to the coast to engage in the general trade. The corporation owning these boats is named the Internation Steamship Company, and composed largely of officers of the Shipbuilding Trust. Another steamer and two barges are now under construction for them.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 28, 1900

The first of the International Steamship Co.'s lake and ocean steamers, the PARAGUAY, will be launched at Lorain on Saturday.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, September 1, 1900

      steamers PARAGUAY and ASUNCION with their two consorts These are vessels building for Mr. A.B. Wolvin and others to engage in coastwise service on the Atlantic. They are all of Canadian canal dimensions and will probably carry full 3,000 tons each when on salt water. The PARAGUAY is afloat at Lorain, and it is expected that the ASUNCION will be launched on Saturday next. The barges, which are building at West Superior. are not yet launched, but it will not take long to fit them out after they are in the water.
      Marine Review
      September 27, 1900

      Lorain, O., September 29. -- The steamer ASCENSION was launched here today. She is a mate of the steamer PARAGUAY, already nearing completion and with the barges LIBERTY, and LOYALTY, now building at Superior, these boats will be taken to the Atlantic as soon as completed. They are owned by A. B. Wolvin and others. The ASCENSION will be sailed by Capt. Norcross.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 30, 1900
Steam screw PARAGUAY. U. S. No. 150880. Of 2,201 gross tons; 1,323 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio, 1900. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 242.0 x 42.0 x 26.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901

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Paraguay (Propeller), U150880, 1 Sep 1900