The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Pittsburg (Steamboat), C92653, 1 Jun 1900

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      Expected Down From Collingwood Today For Her Fit-Out.
      The fine new steamer PITTSBURG, built at Collingwood for the Windsor, Detroit & Soo Line, will arrive down today, and will lie at Windsor for a few days to receive her interior finishing and furnishing, and some time next week will be brought to this side for a general inspection by the public. She is of wood, steel strapped, and in every way a strongly built craft. Her dimensions are 242 feet over all, 45 feet beam and 25 feet deep from cabin deck. She will have two decks, with 125 state-rooms, to carry 285 people. On the main deck will be the dining-room and main saloon. Each table will seat six, and 120 can be seated at once. The dining-room and saloon are being decorated in cream and gold. Aft of the main deck are twenty large state-rooms . The second deck is given to staterooms and a saloon, and above there will be a promenade sufficient to carry 500 people comfortably for daylight trips. The furniture, especially made, is in green and red plush. The decorations of the state-rooms will harmonize with those of the saloons.
      The PITTSBURG will carry twice as many people as the CARMONA, which has until this season been the Georgian Bay boat from this port, and offers increased speed and modern equipment. She is designed to develop a speed of 13 knots. She will make weekly trips leaving Cleveland every Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock, Detroit and Windsor Wednesday morning, arriving at the Soo Friday , and returning to Detroit Sunday night.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      June 10, 1900

MANITOBA; CARMONA(1888); PITTSBURG (1900), 92653. Built Port Robinson, Ont. 1871, Paddlewheel passenger steamer of 980 gross tons, 173 x 25 x 11. Rebuilt Collingwood 1900 of 1349 gross tons, 221 x 28 x 12. Burnt Sandwich, Ont. Sept. 30, 1903.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
      ( Coastal and Inland ) 1809 to 1930
Steam paddle PITTSBURG. Official Canada No. 92653. Of 1,349 tons gross; 882 tons reg. Built Port Robinson, Ont. 1871. Home port, Toronto, Ont. 221.0 x 28.0 x 12.0 Owned by Georgian Bay Navigation Co., Toronto, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on December 31, 1902

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Pittsburg (Steamboat), C92653, 1 Jun 1900