The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
R. and O. N. Co's Saguenay Steamboat
Publication:
The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), March 1911, p. 279


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The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation

Co.'s steamship, which is under construction

at Glasgow, Scotland, will be

ready for service by June, and will cross

the Atlantic under her own steam, when

she will be placed on the Saguenay

route. Her dimensions are, length 285

ft., breadth over all. 58 ft., with a

draught of 12 ft., and she will be propelled

by twin screws, driven by engines

of the four cylinder triple expansion

type, capable of developing 19 miles an

hour. All her equipment win be of the

most modern type, and she win be fitted

with a telephone system between the

pilot house, captain's and engineer's

rooms and the steward's department.

Her main deck forward will be open for

the carriage of freight, and aft of this

will lie the second class quarters, while

further aft will lie the main entrance

hall, in which will be located the baggage

check room, purser's office, etc. In

the centre of the entrance aft will be the

entrance to the dining room which will

extend to the stern of the vessel. Both

the dining room and entrance hall will

be panelled in mahogany, and the entire

decorations will be of the most modern

type. The main staircase will lead from

the entrance hill to the main saloon

which will have staterooms on both

sides, all of the outside type 12 being

parlor rooms with baths connecting, and

all being provided with running water

and open plumbing. At the forward and

after ends of the main salon will be

large circular observation rooms, entirely

surrounded by glass. The upper stateroom

deck will be arranged in the same

way, and above this will be an observation

cabin. The entire vessel will be

steam heated and lighted by electricity.

and the life saving and are apparatus

will be of the most approved type.


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Date of Original:
March 1911
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English
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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R. and O. N. Co's Saguenay Steamboat