The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William A. Paine (Propeller), U202305., 1 Aug 1905

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All but three of the 16 steamers launched this season by the American Shipbuilding Company are now in commission, The W.E. COREY, W.A. PAINE and W.A. ROGERS will soon be in commission, and the PAUL STACKHOUSE and H.C. FRICK are the only boats ordered for 1906 delivery that have not been launched by that company
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 15, 1905
Detroit, Aug. 10:-- The new steamer WILLIAM A. PAINE, built for Capt. Charles L. Hutchinson of Cleveland and others, passed Detroit on her maiden trip Tuesday night. The PAINE left Ashtabula yesterday morning with 9500 tons of coal for Houghton, and when she arrived there it will be the largest cargo of any commodity ever handled by that port.
On board the new boat were Capt. Hutchison and family. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meyers. William A. Paine, Jr., of Boston, son of the man for whom the boat was named, and several others.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 10, 1905

Steam screw WILLIAM A. PAINE. U. S. No. 202305. Of 5,789 tons gross. Built Cleveland by the American Shipbuilding Company in 1905. 480.0 x 52.0 x 30.0
      Herman Runge Notes

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William R. McNeil
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William A. Paine (Propeller), U202305., 1 Aug 1905