BIG STEAMER JOHN STANTON WILL BE LAUNCHED NEXT SATURDAY AT CLEVELAND
The steamer JOHN STANTON, which was ordered by Capt. Charles Hutchinson of this city for1906 delivery, will come out this season. The new boat will be launched at the local yard of the American Shipbuildlng Co., next Saturday, and she will be completed and ready for business by the middle of October.
The STANTON is of the 9,000-ton class She is 524 feet ever all, 504 feet keel, 54 feet beam and 30 feet deep. She will have triple expansion engines, with 42-inch stroke. Two Scotch boilers 13 feet 9 inches in diameter and 11½ feet long will furnish her steam.
The STANTON was the first boat to be ordered this year and she will be the only vessel now under contract with the American Shipbuilding Co. that has not been launched, to come out this season. The second steamer ordered by Capt. Hotchinson. which is of the 10,000-ton class, and which will be named for a prominent iron man, will not be delivered until 1906.
John Stanton, in whose honor the big freighter will be named, is a pioneer In the Lake Superior copper trade and is at the head of a number of companies.
Buffalo Evening News
Monday, September 11, 1905
Steam screw JOHN STANTON. U. S. No. 202494. Of 6,129 tons gross; 4,668 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio, 1905. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 504.0 x 54.0 x 30.0 Passenger service. Crew of 20. Of 1,600 indicated horsepower.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906