The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Saxon (Propeller), 14 Jul 1898

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Chicago, Ill., July 13.—The Menominee line steamer SAXON, which is engaged in the Canada Atlantic line service between this port and Parry sound, left the works of the Chicago Ship Building Co.. yesterday, after completing repairs made necessary by striking in Georgian bay. The job included forty- three new frames, fourteen new floors and twenty new shell plates. The floors were cut out with the pneumatic tools, and the machines were also used for riveting. Shell rivets were backed out by both machine and hand work and the riveting similarly carried out. As the strike is over with, in favor of the ship building company, the few riveting gangs that have been taken on are now working side by side with the machines. The job on the SAXON was very neatly carried out, and it is clearly evident that ship yards throughout the country will all soon be using the tools to the extent that they are now used here on all kinds of work.
      The Marine Review
      July 14, 1898

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Saxon (Propeller), 14 Jul 1898