W. W. Brown (Propeller), U81803, 30 Jan 1902
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LAUNCHES NEXT SATURDAY.
Two freighters will be launched at lake yards next Saturday. The steamer W.H. GRATWICK, building for the Etna Steamship Company, of which Capt. John Mitchell is manager, will be dropped into the water at Cleveland, and the steamer W.W. BROWN, named for the manager of the United States Transportation Company, will be launched at South Chicago.
January 30, 1902
W.W. BROWN.* Built February 1, 1902 Bulk Propeller -Steel
U.S. No. 81803 3582 gt -2778 nt 346' x 48.2' X 24'
* Renamed (b) BALTIC -US -1920
(c) JOHN W. AILES - US - 1922.
(d) HARRY T. EWIG - US -1926
Converted to crane ship in 1939
Cut in half and reduced to two scows in 1964. On October 29, 1965, both scows broke tow on Lake Michigan. Bow section struck Frankfort, Mich., breakwater and sank; stern section grounded at Christmas Cove. Vessel officially removed from documentation on January, 1966.
Chicago Steamboat Co., Master Shipbuilding List
Institute for Great lakes Research
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