The MINNEWASKA, the steamer building at the Cleveland yard of the American Shipbuilding Company for the American Navigation Company, was launched Saturday afternoon. The steamer, which were ordered last January by Eastern capitalists represented by Charles E. and W.F. Peck, were built for ocean trade, and they will leave for the coast as soon as they can get through next spring. They will have to be cut in two in order to take them through the canals and they will be put together again in Montreal. The steamers are 450 feet over all, 430 feet keel, 43 feet beam and 35 feet deep. They will have four Scotch boilers, each fitted with Howden forced draft, and a triple-expansion engine capable of developing about 3,000 horse power. The new ships will cost about $450,000 each. They will carry 700 tons of cargo, with about 1,000 tons fuel capacity on 25½ feet draught at 10 knots speed.
The steamer A.G. BROWER, the first of the boats building for the United States Steamship company, of which Capt. W.W. Brown of Cleveland is manager, will be launched at South Chicago next Saturday. Her length is 246 feet, beam 48 feet and molded depth 26 feet.
December 23, 1901
The steamer MINNETONKA, built at Cleveland for the ocean trade, has been cut in two and is being bulkheaded for the trip to the coast next spring. In about six weeks the MINNEWASKA, the second of these ocean-going steamers will be placed in drydock for a similar treatment.
January 30, 1902
Steam screw SANTA RITA.* U. S. No. 93255. Of 5,273 tons gross; 3,862 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1902. Home port, New York, N.Y. 430.0 x 43.7 x 33.0 and a crew of 39. Freight service. Of 2,400 indicated horse power. Steel built.
* formerly steam screw MINNEWASKA.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1914