NEW H.S. WILKINSON WILL BE ONE OF BIGGEST FREIGHTERS.
Word reached the Buffalo vessel offices yesterday that the new steel steamer that is under course of construction at the yards of the Toledo Shipbuilding Co. for the Great lakes Steamship Co., will be launched about the middle of February, and she will be named H.S. WILKINSON in honor of the head of the company, H.S. Wilkinson, of Syracuse.
The WILKINSON will be one of the biggest carriers on the lakes. She will be 600 feet long and 60 feet beam, built with all modern improvements, and with a capacity to carry 12,000 tons of ore, or 450,000 bushels of grain.
The WILKINSON will be the last word in the shipbuilding art and an ornament to the Great lakes fleet, said George Lynn, superintendent for the company, yesterday. She will have everything that is possible to give a great modern steamship for freight carrying, and when she comes out we will all be proud of her. I know because I have seen the plans.
And if there is any man on the lakes qulified to express an opinion of a steamboat, George Lynn is the man. He stands among the foremost of his craft.
Buffalo Daily Courier
November 15, 1916
Steam screw HORACE S. WILKINSON. U. S. No. 215122. Of 8,338 gross tons; 6,829 tons net. Built Toledo, Ohio, 1917. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 588.3 x 60.0 x 27.0 Crew of 20. Freight service. Steel built.
Merchant Vessel List, u. s., 1918