The new steamer MAJESTIC of the Georgian Bay Transportation Co., was launched at Collingwood on Tuesday. A large crowd was present on the occasion, and speeches were delivered by Mayor Callary, President Keough, David Creighton and others. The new boat will be the largest and finest on the Georgian Bay.
April 26, 1895
Northern Transit Co.'s Steamer MAJESTIC.
Officers of the Great Northern Transit Co. of Collingwood, Ont., are of the opinion that they have a very good passenger boat in the new steamer MAJESTIC, which is to be engaged on the north shore of Georgian Bay, on the route between Collingwood and Sault Ste. Marie. The boat will not go into service until June 27, but she has been given sufficient trial to look for good results in speed. Mr. A.R. Rankin of Collingwood, who was associated with Robert Logan of Cleveland in designing this steamer, says of a short trial of the boat which took place recently :
"We ran the Majestic for a mile by the log at ninety-six revolutions, or 576 feet piston speed per minute, at which her speed indicated on the log is 13.55. Capt. Campbell says these are knots, but I am afraid that would make her rather speedy, without mentioning a slight suspicion of negative slip, her propeller being 15 feet 6 inches pitch. The engines worked beautifully, without a sign of heating, and the boilers are amply large enough."
Dimensions of the MAJESTIC are: Length over all, 223.6 feet, length of keel, 208 feet ; extreme beam, 35 feet ; depth of hold, 12 feet; between decks, 8 feet 5 inches. Cabins are all fore-and-aft on the upper deck. Engines were built by J. Inglis & Sons of Toronto, and are of the fore and-aft compound type, with cylinders 28 and 54 inches by 36 inches stroke.
June 6, 1895