The passenger steamer ATLANTA was launched at the Cleveland Drydockyard Company's yard yesterday. She is 215 feet over all, 200 feet keel, 37 feet 6 inches over the guards and 16 feet molded depth. She will run on the Chicago and Grand Haven route, beginning late in May.
April 27, 1891
The new steamer ATLANTA is at Milwaukee receiving her furniture and will take her place in the Chicago and Grand Haven line in a few days, running in connection with the CITY OF RACINE. The ATLANTA is 218 feet in length over all; keel, 200 feet ; bean, 31 feet; breadth over guards, 36 feet: depth of hold,16 feet. She will have a fore-and-aft engine, cylinders 24 and 44 inches, with 36 inches stroke. She will also have sleeping accommodations, with running water in every room. The furnishing will be done on an elaborate scale. The color of the woodwork is a delicate rosy pink, and that of the furniture, peach, the blending of which will produce a soft and beautiful effect. The ceilings of the main cabin and salon are finished in lincrusta walton. The glass used throughout is heavy beveled plate. The new steamer, will be lighted by electricity and supplied with speaking tubes, electric bells and all other modern appliances. Capt. Rossman is in command and G. P. Roth is Chief Engineer. The crew all told will number 50 persons. The cost of the new steamer complete is $175,000.
Thursday, June 18, 1891
Steam screw ATLANTA. U. S. No. 106823. Of 1,129.17 tons gross; 958.06 net tons. Built Cleveland, O., 1891. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 200.1 x 32.3 x 13.6
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895