The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Princeton (Propeller), U150876, 26 Jul 1900

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Two more vessels of the Pittsburg Steamship Co.'s (Carnegie) new fleet will be in the water with the close of the present week. The steamer RENSSELAER will be launched today (Thursday) at the Globe yard of the American Ship Building Co., Cleveland, and on Saturday the steamer Princeton will leave the ways at the Lorain yard of the same company. The RENSSELAER will be christened by Miss Dorothy House and the PRINCETON by Miss Katherine Reed. These vessels are in all respects similar to three other ore carrying steamers coming out this year. Dimensions and other leading particulars are: Length over all, 474 feet; beam, molded, 50 feet, depth, molded, 28 ½ feet; capacity about 7,200 gross tons on 18 feet draught; quadruple expansion engines with cylinders of 18, 26 3/4 41 and 63 inches diameter and a common stroke of 42 inches, Babcock & Wilcox water tube boilers; horse power about 1950
      Marine Review
      July 26, 1900

      The new Pittsburgh Steamship Company steamer PRINCETON will be launched at lorain Saturday afternoon.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, July 28, 1900
The launching of the steamer Princeton at Lorain on Saturday completes the list of steamers building for the Pittsburg Steamship Co. (Carnegie fleet) in the yards of the American Ship Building Co. The Harvard was launched at Detroit recently, the LAFAYETTE at Lorain, the CORNELL at Chicago and the RENSSELAER at Cleveland. The steamships are all 474 ft. long over all, 454.ft. on the water line, 50 ft. beam and 28 ½ it. deep. The launching of the Princeton was made an event of much importance. The vessel was christened by Miss Katherine Reid of Pittsburg and the Japanese custom of releasing doves was observed. A delegation of seventeen ladies and gentlemen arrived from Pittsburg to attend the ceremony. Moreover the event was made the culminating one in a tour of the lakes by the officials of the Carnegie Steel Co. A party consisting of President Schwab, James Sayley, George Lauder and D. M. Clemson of the Carnegie Steel Co., Judge James H. Reid, president of the P., B. & L. E. R. R., and President Thomas Lynch of the H. C. Frick Coke Co., who had been inspecting Carnegie interests on the lakes, were present. This party had previously made a thorough tour of inspection, having inspected the Carnegie docks at Conneaut and visited the mines of the Oliver Iron Mining Co. on the Vermilion and Mesaba ranges. They were eminently satisfied with all that they saw during their tour of inspection.
      Marine Review
      August 2, 1900

Steam screw PRINCETON. U. S. No. 150876. Of 5,125 tons gross; 3,820 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio 1900. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 454.0 x 50.0 x 28.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901



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Princeton (Propeller), U150876, 26 Jul 1900