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Waccamaw (Propeller), U81715, 15 Sep 1900

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The steel steamer building at the Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, for John L. Crosthwaite, of the Atlantic Steamship Co., will be launched shortly. She is to be called the WACCAMAW, after a river in South Carolina that runs through the lumber tract of the Atlantic Coast Lumber Co. The WACCAMAW will be ready to go to the coast during the present month and will soon be bringing yellow pine lumber from the company's mills at Georgetown, S.C., to northern ports.
      Marine Review
      August 9, 1900

      Toledo, September 15. -- The new steel steamer WACCAMAW was launched today from the yards of the Craig Shipbuilding Co. She will leave for the coast in two weeks. The steamer measures 158 feet over all and 18 feet molded depth. She has 1,300 indicated horse power.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 16, 1900
The steel steamer GEORGETOWN, which was built by the Union Dry Dock Co. of Buffalo for the Atlantic Coast Lumber Co., represented by J.L. Crosthwaite of Buffalo, was launched Saturday afternoon. She will start for the coast in a few days. A duplicate vessel, the WACCAMAW, built by the Craig Ship Building Co. of Toledo, O., left the lakes only a week or two ago. These vessels will enter the coast lumber trade and will work in conjunction with the Georgetown & Western Railroad of North Carolina. The GEORGETOWN is 258 ft. long, 40 ft. beam and has a molded depth of 18 ft. 3 in. She is fitted with triple expansion engines and Scotch boilers, with everything modern in the way of auxiliary machinery, and is in hull construction suited to the coast trade.
      Marine Review
      November 1, 1900

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Waccamaw (Propeller), U81715, 15 Sep 1900