The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Launching a large Steamer, Cleveland, Ohio

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Posted by Al Hart, 7 March 2005 at 10:40

I have this one listed as the AUGUSTUS B. WOLVIN.

Posted by Phil Stager, 28 September 2005 at 17:31

I've got a card identical to this but with some writing on the front and postally used from Cleveland, May 2, 1908. This is an 'undivided back card' - which dates it to 1907 or earlier. Please see the following site for great info on dating post cards:

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Posted by J. A. Brokaw, 3 June 2012 at 16:50

I suspect this is more likely to be the A. B. Wolvin, launched at the Globe Shipyard at Cleveland in 1900, rather than the Augustus B. Wolvin, launched at Lorain. cf

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Launching a large Steamer, Cleveland, Ohio

Coloured postcard of the sidelaunch of a major steel steamboat at Cleveland surrounded by a large group of spectators.