A wooden freight steamer of about 2,800 tons capacity and which is to cost about $100,000 will be launched it, a few days from the ship yard of Simon Langell, St. Clair. Mich., and will be named ALFRED MITCHELL in honor of Capt. Alfred Mitchell of Mitchell & Co.. Cleveland.
June 7, 1900
The steamer ALFRED MITCHELL was launched from the Langell yard at St. Clair yesterday afternoon. She is named after her owner, the well-known Cleveland vessel man, and was christened by his daughter, Miss Sarah. The dimensions of the new steamer are: Keel, 270 fet; beam, 40 feet; molded depth, 25 feet 6 inches. Her engines are fore and aft compound, 23 by 48 inches by 40 inch stroke. Steam will be furnished by one Scotch boiler 13½ by 13½ feet. Her carrying capacity will be 3,000 tons. The MITCHELL is almost complete and will be ready for sea in about a week.
Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
June 17, 1900
A wooden steamer of about 2,800 tons capacity was launched at the ship yard of Simon Langell, St. Clair, Mich., on Saturday last and named ALFRED MITCHELL in honor of the well-known Cleveland vessel owner of that name. The new vessel is 270 feet over all. 40 feet beam and 25 ½ feet molded depth. She is valued at about $100,000. Engines are of the fore-and-aft compound type with cylinders of 23 and 48 inches diameter and 40 inches stroke. Steam will be supplied by a Scotch boiler of 13 ½ by 13 ½ feet. The vessel was practically ready for service when launched. She has iron 'boiler house, iron bunkers, steam steerer and all other modern improvements.
June 21, 1900
Steam screw ALFRED MITCHELL. U. S. No. 107551. oF 1,751 gross tons; 1,550 tons net. Built St. Clair, Mich., 1900. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 255.0 x 39.5 x 21.0
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901