The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frank T. Heffelfinger (Propeller), U121205, 3 Oct 1901


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The launch of the big steamer F. B. WELLS, the last affair of the sort this year, at the South Chicago shipyards, will take place Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The WELLS is the last of the four big steel steamers ordered by the Peavey Grain Company. A sister ship, the F. T. HEFFELFINGER, launched some weeks ago, will be ready for service this week. Two other ships are now in commission. All of the boats are designed for the grain trade between Duluth and Buffalo, but have been carrying iron ore during the summer. They have water tube boilers and quadrangle expansion engines, their machinery equipment being of the highest class.
      Assorted Newspaper Clippings
      October 2, 1901
     
     
     
The last of the four large steamers built this season by the American Ship Building Co. for the Peavey Steamship Co. of Duluth, A.B. Wolvin manager, will be launched Saturday at the Chicago works, and will be named F.B. WELLS. The F.T. HEFFELFINGER, launched some time ago at the same yard, will be ready for service before the sister ship slides down the ways. These steamers are duplicates, 450 by 50 by 28 ½ ft., and are fitted with quadruple-expansion engines and water-tube boilers of Babcock & Wilcox manufacture.
      Marine Review
      October 3, 1901


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Newspaper
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launched, Chicago.
Date of Original:
1901
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McN.E.10231
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Frank T. Heffelfinger (Propeller), U121205, 3 Oct 1901