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D. G. Kerr (Propeller), U157696, 19 May 1903

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The steamer D.G. KERR of the Provident Steam Ship Company was launched at Duluth on Wednesday last.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, May 23, 1903

Three modern freight vessels were added to the fleet of the Great lakes yesterday when the SAXONA and the D.G. KERR cleared Chicago for Lake Erie eith ore cargoes, and the GEORGE C. HOWE cleared South Chicago for Buffalo with wheat. The HOWE is one of 12 Wolvin - Quebec Line boats, the KERR is owned by the Provident Steamship Co., of Duluth, and the SAXONA belongs to the Zenith Steamship Company
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 16, 1903

Steam screw D.G. KERR. U. S. No. 157696. Of 5,531 gross tons; 3,991 tons net. Built West Superior, Wis., 1903. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 468.0 x 52.0 x 28.0 Steel built. Of 1,800 indicated horsepower. Crew of 24. Passenger service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
Steam screw HARRY R. JONES.* U. S. No. 157696. Of 5,315 tons gross; 4,160 tons net. Built at West Superior, Wis., in 1903. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 448.0 x 52.0 x 25.0 Passenger service. Crew of 24. Of 1,800 indicated horse power. Steel built.
      * formerly Steam screw D.G. KERR.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1916

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D. G. Kerr (Propeller), U157696, 19 May 1903