The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New Era (Propeller), 1900

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R.B. Wilcox, city harbor engineer of Chicago, has ordered the removal of dismantled hulks of old wooden vessels from the channel of the Chicago River where they have been left to decay. The North Branch of the river has been for years a dumping ground for abandoned boats, and an order to proceed with channel widening operations, it has been found necessary to institute suits agains their owners. Among the vessels affected are the NEW ERA, the FIRE ROOFER, HAZEL D. and RADICAL
      Detroit Free Press
      August 12, 1900
Steam screw NEW ERA. U18467. Of 220.5 tons gross. Built Eastmanville, Mich., 1867. 126.1 x 22.4 x 10.4. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
      Merchant Vesssel List, U. S., 1891

NOTE: This may not be the NEW ERA mentioned above ?

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William R. McNeil
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New Era (Propeller), 1900