The D. D. Calvin.
The work of putting the engine and machinery into the steamer D. D. Calvin as she lies in Presley's slip is progressing finely, and there is confident expectation that everything connected with this part of her outfit will be completed by Saturday night or Monday. So soon as it is done she may make a short trial trip at this port. She has already had steam up in her boilers. The size of the latter, which are of Otis steel are 10 feet, 4½ inches shell, of five-eighths inch thickness, while the length is 10 feet, and have a working pressure of 105 pounds to the square inch. Her engine is a compound of the fore and aft pattern, and 27 and 50 inch cylinders and 36-inch stroke. She has a wheel of 10 feet, 6 inches diameter, with 13 feet 6 inches pitch. These figures do not indicate the substantial manner in which she is constructed, which is, too, after strict Canadian law -- all hole made for putting her together are drilled in place and none punched. The length of the ship over all is 180 feet, beam 32 feet, and 15 feet hold. Her whole build is unusually solid, and made so with some special reference to the traffic in which she is to be sailed, being intended to carry heavy pine timber, which she will get at Lake Superior ports and deliver at Garden Island. The latter is the port in Ontario where she was built by Messrs. Calvin & Sons, by whom she is owned. Here she was launched on the 11th of last September, or just one month ago. Her total cost, including engine and machinery, is expected to foot up to all of $75,000. So far as officered at present - Capt. A. H. Malone is her master, and Mr. John Hazlett is her engineer. - [Cleveland Leader.
Detroit Post and Tribune
Saturday, October 13, 1883
Steam screw D.D. CALVIN. Official Canada No. 83298. of 750 tons gross; 483 tons reg. Built Garden Island, Ont., 1883. Home port, Kingston, Ont. 66.0 x 32.0 x 15.1. Owned by the Calvin Company Ltd., of Garden Island, Ont.
Kist of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada on December 3, 1898