The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William G. Mather (Propeller), U202542, 23 Sep 1905

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The steel freighter WILLIAM G. MATHER will be launched at noon Saturday, Sept 23, at the Ecorse yards of the Great Lakes Engineering Company. The MATHER is the widest propeller ever built for the lakes, her beam being 60 feet. She is 511 feet on the keel. Mr. Mather and a party from Cleveland will witness the launching. The vessel is building for the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, September 11, 1905
Steam screw WILLIAM G. MATHER. U. S. No. 202542. O 6,838 tons gross; 5,183 tons net. Built Ecorse, Mich., 1905. Home port, Marquette, Mich. 513,0 x 60.2 x 32,0 Freight service. Crew of 27. Of 2,000 Indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List., U. S., 1906

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William G. Mather (Propeller), U202542, 23 Sep 1905