The Green Bay Vessel Company's new steamer, launched on Saturday, was named ORION. Her over-all length is 282 feet, beam 42 feet 2 inches, depth of hold amidship 16 feet. As a carrier she will rank in the class slightly below medium.
Detroit Free Press
October 31, 1900
A wooden steamer of about 3,000 tons capacity was launched at Green Bay, Wis., a few days ago, and named ORION. The vessel was built by her owners, Capt. P.F. Thrall and Mr. O.L. Harder, and will be owned. by the Green Bay Vessel Co., which they control. The ORION is 282 ft. over all, 270 ft. keel, 42 1/4 ft. beam and 16 ft. depth at the midship hatch. She has eight hatches and two pole spars. The hull is steel arched and strapped and is very strong in all its parts. Engines are fore-and-aft compound with cylinders of 25 and 52 in. diameter and 40 in. stroke. They were made by H.G. Trout of the King Iron Works Buffalo. The boiler, 11 ½ x 13 ft. and allowed 130 lbs. pressure, was built by Johnston Bros. of Ferrysburg, Mich. Other machinery includes a steam windlass of Bath Iron Works make, Williamson steam steerer and a hoisting engine furnished by the Chase Machine Co. of Cleveland. There are also two stockless anchors of Baldt manufacture.
November 1, 1900
Steam screw WESEE.* U. S. No. 155401. Of 2,283 gross tons; 1,590 tons net. Built at Green Bay, Wis., in 1901. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 409.6 x 54.2 x 27.1 Freight service. Crew of 17. Of 1,200 indicated horse power.
* Formerly steam Screw ORION.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1918
Steam screw ORION.* U. S. No. 155401. Of 1736 gross tons. Built Green Bay, Wis., 1901. 282.6 x 42.2 x 18.1
* Renamed WEESEE - U. S. 1918
WEESEE - Canada - 1920 [C 138574]
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