The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Saturn (Propeller), U117023, 20 Dec 1900

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The steamer NEPTUNE, first of the fleet of six steamers being built by the American Ship Building Co. for the Globe Steamship Co., J. C Gilchrist of Cleveland, manager, was launched at the consolidated companies' Lorain yard on Saturday. The next vessel to be launched there will be the SATURN, building on the south berth of the ship yard for the same company. The keel of the VENUS will be laid at once in the berth just vacated. The NEPTUNE is 366 ft. over all, 346 ft. keel, 48 ft. beam and 28 ft. deep. She will be fitted with triple expansion engines and steam will be furnished by Scotch boilers, 13 ft. in diameter and 12 ft long. Two freight steamers in addition to the six just referred to are also being built by the American company for another corporation, in which Mr. Gilchrist is managing owner. The vessels are all of about the same dimensions.
      Marine Review
      December 20, 1900
The steamer SATURN, building for the Globe Steamship Co., was launched at the Lorain yard of the American Shipbuilding Co. on Wednesday.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, January 7, 1901
Steam screw SATURN. U. S. No.117023. of 3,717 tons gross; 2,772 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio, 1901. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 346.0 x 48.0 x 28.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901

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Saturn (Propeller), U117023, 20 Dec 1900