Dry Dock and Steam Saw Mill. - We had the pleasure recently, of visiting the Dry Dock and Steam Saw and Shingle Mill of Messrs.. Chandler, Alvord & Co., successors to H.S. Chandler & Co. it will be remembered that the mill belonging to the latter firm, was destroyed by fire, last winter, with a heavy loss to the owners.
The new mill, which will soon be ready to go into operation, is built on the site of the one destroyed, but is calculated to do a heavier business, and is in all respects an improvement on that. It is to be furnished with two shingle machines, each of which will turn out 25,000 shingles per day, making 50,000 per diem for both machines. Two gangs of upright saws will be run, and also one circular, which will work up 1,000 feet of lumber per hour.
The uprights and circular together will turn out about 25,000 feet per day. These facts show the immense capacity of the mill, which is adapted to work up any and every kind of lumber. A new engine of 100 horsepower, from the works of King & Radcliffe, of this city, has been put in. It is of sufficient power to drive all the machinery of the mill and the adjacent Dock Yard. The engine is of the best construction and is furnished with one of the Pomeroy Governors, from the establishment of S.A. Webb, Esq., in this city.
Messrs. Chandler, Alvord & Co., have an extensive dry dock adjoining the mill, which affords fine facilities for dry dockage, the building and repairing of vessels, as can be found anywhere on the lakes. A large stock of all kinds of lumber used in the building and repairing of boats, is kept constantly on hand, and can be worked up at the mill as needed. Their facilities for business, in this respect, are perfect and unsurpassed. The best and most experienced workmen are employed, and the firm is endowed with all the capital necessary to carry on such a business.
This is one of the most extensive business interests of our growing city, and is in the hands of men of the soundest business ability, and the utmost integrity. Parties having any work in their line, cannot do better than to call on the firm of Chandler, Alvord & Co.