The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Capt. Thomas Wilson (Propeller), 30 Aug 1900

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The big steamer CAPT. THOMAS WILSON, building for the Wilson Transit Co., will be launched at the yard of the Jenks Shipbuilding Co., at Port Huron, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The new boat will probably be christened by Mrs. Wilson.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 28, 1900

      Port Huron, August 30. -- The launch of the steamer CAPT. THOMAS WILSON was witnessed by thousands of people from the Grand Trunk railway bridge over Black River, where the shipyard is located. The christening was done by Mrs. Wilson, widow of the man for whom the boat is named. At 4 o'clock the trigger lines were cut and the steamer slid into the water. Her stern stuck in the sand, but will be released later today. The following came from Cleveland to witness the ceremony: Mrs. Thomas Wilson; Miss mable Wilson; Miss Anna Wilson; Mr. & Mrs. Paul Norwalk; President Upson, of the Wilson Transit Co..
      Detroit Free Press
      August 31, 1900

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Capt. Thomas Wilson (Propeller), 30 Aug 1900