At Port Huron on Saturday last, the Jenks Ship Building Co. launched a steel freighter that will soon take her place among the big carriers of the lakes. The ship is the HENRY STEINBRENNER, built for the Kinsman Transit Co. of Cleveland, of which Henry Steinbrenner is general manager, and in which Mrs. Minch, who has other large vessel interests, is a stockholder. The new steamer is 440 ft. over all, 50 ft. beam and 28 ft. depth; is propelled by triple-expansion engines and is in all respects a modern lake freighter. The Jenks Ship Building Co. arranged a luncheon in connection with the launching, and otherwise made the occasion very pleasant for a christening party from Cleveland, which included Mr. Steinbrenner, his son, George Steinbrenner, Miss Jessie Steinbrenner and Miss Carrie M. Lampoh, daughter of Capt. Joseph Lampoh, who is to sail the ship. The vessel was christened by Miss Jessie Steinbrenner. Nov. 1 is the date fixed for her completion. Wm. Miller, who was chief engineer of the steamer NICHOLAS, will be with Capt. Lampoh in the new ship.
October 3, 1901
The large steel steamer HENRY STEINBRENNER which has just been completed at the Jenk's Co. yard made an attempt to leave Black River on Thursday evening. The boat ran into the south approach of the 10th Street bridge doing considerable damage. This morning it was taken out of the river successfully.
Port Huron Daily Times
Friday, November 15, 1901
Steam screw HENRY STEINBRENNER. U. S. No. 96584. Of 4,719 tons gross; 3,955 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich, 1901. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 420.0 x 50.0 x 24.0
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902