The steamer WILKESBARRE built by the Union Dry Dock Company's yard at Buffalo for the Lehigh Valley Line will be launched on December 1.
Port Huron Daily Times
Saturday, November 24, 1900
The big, new steel steamship WILKESBARRE, built for the Lehigh Valley Transportation Co., was launched Saturday afternoon in the yards of the Union Dry Dock Co., Buffalo. Her length on the spar deck is 401 ft., distance between perpendiculars, 381 ft. 6 in.; molded beam, 50 ft., and depth 28 ft. She will have a quadruple expansion engine, the respective cylinders having diameters of 20 1/2, 30, 43 ½ and 63 in., and a stroke of 42 in. Steam will be supplied by three cylindrical boilers, each 12 ft. 6 in. in diameter, 11 ft. 6 in. long and capable of carrying 210 lbs. of steam.
December 6, 1900
Steam screw WILKESBARRE. U. S. No. 81733. Of 4,153 gross tons; 3,311 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1901. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 381.7 x 50.5 x 14.0
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901