The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Toronto (Steamboat), 10 Aug 1899


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      Mr. Frank E. Kirby of the Detroit Ship Building Co. is highly elated over a recent trial of the steamer TORONTO, built for the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. by the Bertram Engine Works Co. of Toronto. Mr. Kirby acted as consulting engineer during the construction of the vessel. According to the terms of contract the TORONTO was to make on a regular service trial a speed of 17 miles an hour on a consumption of two pounds of coal per horse power per hour. When the trial was made a few days ago the vessel maintained an average speed of 17.3 miles an hour on a consumption of 1.72 pounds of coal per horse power per hour. It is claimed that this is the lowest rate of fuel consumption on record. The TORONTO is fitted with the Howden system of hot draft.
      The Marine Review
      August 10, 1899


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fast speed
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1899
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McN.E.8289
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English
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William R. McNeil
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