STEAMER WM. S. MACK.
A large freight steamer to be launched at the Lorain works of the American Ship Building Co. on Saturday, the 21st inst., will bear the name WM. S. MACK. It is certainly fitting that the memory of the late Capt. Mack should be honored by a modern steel freighter worthy of the name. As his death occurred only a few years ago, he is, of course, remembered in all parts of the lakes, remembered as a true specimen of the type of vessel men who had much to do with the development of lake commerce. He was a prominent figure in lake vessel circles for several years before his death, and it has been often said of late that had he lived until now his great energy and capacity for work would have gained for him first rank among self-made business men of the country.
The new steamer to be owned by Mrs. Mack and others, is 366 ft. over all, 346 ft. keel 28 ft. beam and 28 ft. depth. Engines are triple expansion, with cylinders of 20, 33 1/2 and 55 in. diameter and 40 in. stroke, to be supplied with steam from two Scotch boilers of 12 ft. 10 in. by 13 ft. The carrying capacity is about 4,800 gross tons and the approximate value $220,000. This vessel will have been completed within four months. The keel was laid June 23 and she is to be delivered Oct. 15.
September 19, 1901
Steam screw WILLIAM S. MACK. U. S. No. 81791. Of 3,720 gross tons; 2,785 tons net. Built Lorain, Ohio 1901. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 346.0 x 48.0 x 28.0 Crew of 21. 1,250 indicated horsepower.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902