LAUNCH OF THE HORACE A.TUTTLE
At the Cleveland Drydock Co.'s yard this afternoon at 3, the fine steamer HORACE A. TUTTLE was launched. When it is remembered that such fine ones as the Republic Iron Mining Co.'s boats have dropped into Presley's slip from this yard it will not be necessary to say that the TUTTLE is one of the best built boats on the lakes. The mechanical supervision of the work on the TUTTLE has been done by Mr. Frank Quelos, one of Cleveland oldest shipbuilders. The launch was attended with much satisfaction by a great number of people, and although the steamer had quite a height to jump from and but a limited slip to right herself in, no accident occurred to mar the pleasure of the day.
The HORACE A. TUTTLE has dimensions as follows:- Length of keel 250 feet, over all 265 feet; beam 38 feet 8 inches; depth of hold, 19 feet. She is a double decker, the lower hold being 13 feet, and the upper 7 feet 8 inches; with wooden arches. Her outside planking is 7 inches and she is extra strong fastened. Her keelsons, main, sister and riders, are 16 and 14 inches, respectively. Her machinery is fore and aft compounded 20 and 50 by 42 inch stroke, and was built by the Globe Iron Works Co. as were also the boilers.
Mr. Presley has looked very closely after the details in the construction of the TUTTLE and it is safe to say that she will prove herself one of the staunchest vessels ever turned out from any shipyard, and being, probably. Mr. Presley's last addition to the lake fleet, she will be a good work to leave behind him for the reasons already given.
The outfit of the TUTTLE will be furnished by Grover & Son, and will include modern conviences such as Globe steam steerer, steam windlass, etc. The popular iron merchants, Messrs Bassett & Presley, furnished the iron, nails and spikes, and Ward & Jack the iron work. The joinery work was done by J.Denny and the small boats were made by Laughlan.
The H.A. TUTTLE will go into the Lake Superior ore and grain trade and will carry about 2,000 tons. She will be commanded by Captain John C.Thompson, for five years master of the steamer V.SWAIN, and Charles Gumlich will be engineer, and he has provided her with Katzenstein's, metal packing, which by the way, is coming into general use on the lakes, all of the new steamers launched and to be launched at this port having had it put in.
The Marine Record
Thurs. April 21 p. 3
Steam screw HORACE A. TUTTLE. U. S. No. 95908. Of 1585 gross tons; 1354 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio 1887. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 250.0 x 38.8 x 20.0
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898