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Atlantic (Propeller), C85491, 1 Dec 1882

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A Collingwood despatch says: -- The fine new propeller ATLANTIC, built by the Owen Sound Dry-Dock Company during the past summer, for the Great Northern Transit Company, arrived down from Owen Sound yesterday with 1,600 barrels of flour on her trial trip, and made an average mileage of 12 miles per hour. The ATLANTIC is 160 feet in length, breadth 30 feet, depth of hold 10 feet, tonnage 700. Her engines are large and powerful, and are working in first class order. Every precaution has been taken to make the ATLANTIC fire proof and staunch in every particular, having iron doors passing through her cabin, and the boiler and engine department cased in iron. The Company feel well satisfied with the magnificent steamer, and Captain Campbell, late of the MANITOWAN [Manitoulin], who commanded her on her first trip, might justly feel proud of the craft. The ATLANTIC will winter here, and take her place on the Sault route at the commencement of next season's trade. The Company have also completed arrangements with the Owen Sound Dry-Dock Co. for another steamer 185 feet long, 31 feet beam, depth of hold 11 feet, and will be built for speed, with full cabins. This new steamer, when completed by May 1st, 1883, will also take her place on the Sault route with the ATLANTIC.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2. December, 1882

      The ATLANTIC -What she Looks Like .
Few who say what was left of the MANITOULIN after the terrible fire in May last would have been able to recognize that the graceful boat which came into our harbour-on Thursday last like a living being had arisen Phoenix-like from her ashes. Like a dream seemed the terrible past and seeing the familiar figure of Capt. Campbell on the bridge as he brought the new boat into port, one could almost imagine that the MANITOULIN stood before him. But a MANITOULIN so improved and beautiful as to make the new creation worthy of the name she bears -the ATLANTIC. . She is a beautiful boat, of fine lines, of great strength and a fast sailor. All her bunting was flying as she neared the docks on Thursday last, where a large crowd of our citizens waited to welcome and inspect her. She was soon moored and sooner boarded by the eager throng, and all were loud in their admiration of the boat, which in addition to being of an approved model for lake traffic appears to have been built with special regard to safety. The ATLANTIC is about 100 feet over all in length, beam 30 feet, and hold 10 feet. She has about thirty staterooms of good size, her cabin is about 30 feet long, and her dinning hall about 60 feet The cabin is about the bast finished piece of workmanship on any-boat coming into the harbor. The roof is beautifully arched and grandly finished, an elegant display in carved and scroll work being made. The smoke sack passing through the cabin is encased in iron, and in every place where the least danger could be anticipated iron work has been used. Radiators supplied with steam from the engine are used to heat the cabin, which is very handsomely furnished by Kennedy & Co. of Owen Sound The gent's washroom has been placed near the smoke stack. On a...shelf at the head of the stairs a place is reserved for a handsome mirror, and the other side of the smoke stack is to be graced in a like manner. The pantry at the head of the dinning hall is fitted with all modem conveniences, and is a most complete and comfortable institution. On the main deck the large and powerful engine attracts attention. The fine machinery has been fitted up and put into proper shape under the personal supervision of Engineer Lockertie, whose kindness we are indebted for our lasts. The purser, steward and engineer have their rooms aft of the engine on the main deck, and the oil room is also located there. The latter is tinned all over to guard against any possible danger. The kitchen, closets store rooms etc. are all in the forward part of the main deck, and they are very conveniently arranged. The hoist engine finds its place forward of the boiler room which is built of angle iron, with iron deck, beams and floor. All around engines under them, and under the boilers the boat is protected from fire by iron casing, and the lesson taught by the MANITOULIN disaster seems to have been well heeded, for their does not seem to be any chance for accidents by fire. But to provide against all contingencies, extensive hose pipes are placed in connection with the engine, and hose can be fastened on in ten places. The boat has five keelsons, and her arches and side timbers are fastened by bolts driven clear through from the outside and rivetted inside. The arches are of great strength, and the timbers are all well salted. The stanchions are both denser and heavier than hitherto used, and heavy knee brace each end of every deck beam. The beams are of great weight and solidity. The bolting is something astonishing and the ATLANTIC can fairly claim to be the best fastened Canadian vessel on these waters. Altogether she is a boat to be proud of, and one that is a credit to the Great Northern Transit Company, who are building another even larger
      Collingwood Enterprize
      December 7, 1882

Steam screw ATLANTIC. Official Canada No. 85491. Of 683 tons gross; 442 tons reg. Built Owen Sound, Ont., 1883. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. 147.0 x 30.0 x 11.0 Owned by Charles Cameron, of Collingwood
      List of Vessels on the Register of the
      Dominion of Canada, on Dec. 31, 1886


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Atlantic (Propeller), C85491, 1 Dec 1882