The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Charles M. Warner (Propeller), U127752, 20 May 1903

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The steel steamer C.M. WARMER the ninth boat of the new United States Transportation Co. fleet of twelve, was launched yesterday at South Chicago. her keel dimensions are 370 x 48
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      April 26, 1903

A new time and labor saving method of installing machinery in vessels was tried yesterday on the propeller C.W.[sic] WARNER at South Chicago. Instead of placing the machinery into the hold in sections it was assembled on the dock and lowered into the hold by a crane.
      Buffalo Evening News
      April 29, 1903

The maiden trip of the propeller CHARLES M. WARNER, built at Chicago for the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Company, was started yesterday. She will go to Escanaba for a cargo of iron ore.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 21, 1903
Steam screw CHARLES M. WARNER. U. S. No. 127752. Of 3812 gross tons; 2733 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1903. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 370.0 x 48.0 x 24.0 Passenger service. Crew of 21. Of 1,200 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Charles M. Warner (Propeller), U127752, 20 May 1903