The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jerome (Steam yacht), U77429t, 9 Aug 1900

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The first launching in the stock yard slip, Chicago, occurred last week when Peter Hammler's yacht JEROME was put into her native element at Thirty-ninth and Laurel streets. The boat had been hauled on a flat car from the Hammler boiler works at Thirty-ninth and Halstead streets where she was built. to the scene of the launching and slid into the stream without a hitch. The christening was done by M.J. Walsh, who broke a bottle of champagne across the bow. A ten-mile spin demonstrated her speed, a gait of 20 miles an hour being struck and after towing a becalmed yacht to the harbor the JEROME was berthed inside the government pier. The boat is named after Mr. Hammler's little son. She is 57 ft. in length and can carry thirty persons comfortably. She was built at the Hammler shops and is a pretty craft. Her engines are on the triple expansion principle.
      Marine Review
      August 9, 1900

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Jerome (Steam yacht), U77429t, 9 Aug 1900