The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
The R. & O. N. Co's Steamboat Saguenay
The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), June 1911, p. 567

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The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation

Co.'s steamboat Saguenay was launched

at Glasgow, Scotland, Apr. 22. She is of

the Canadian lake and river type, of

which few have been built in Great Britain.

She has five decks, orlop, main,

promenade, gallery and hurricane, with

observation cabins and turrets. Her dimensions

are as follows:— Length 275

ft. breadth 56 1/2 ft. depth to hurricane

deck 4 ft. There is berth accommodation

for 240 first class passengers and 76

of a crew, and she will be registered to

carry 1,700 passengers. The cabins are

on the gallery and promenade decks,

with observation turrets at the forward

and after ends. The hurricane deck is

used chiefly for the officers' accommodation,

at the forward end, with an observation

cabin amidships. The dining

saloon, situated at the after end of the

main deck, is panelled in mahogany, and

has accommodation for 100 persons.

The machinery consists of two sets of

four crank triple expansion engines,

balanced on the Yarrow, Schlick and

Tweedy system, with propellers of the

built type, with blades of bronze. The

engines are of the high speed type, and

special care has been taken in the design

of the valve gear in order to eliminate

vibration. The starting platform is

situated at the level of the main deck,

within the engine room casing, and the

gear is so arranged that both sits of

machinery can be conveniently manipulated

by the engineer. Steam will be

supplied by three single-ended multitubular

boilers, at a pressure of 175 lbs.

under forced draught. There will be a

complete installation of auxiliary machinery,

including two electric light engines

and refrigerating plant. She is expected

to sail for Canada, early in June,

and will be placed on her route as soon

after arrival as she can be prepared.

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The R. & O. N. Co's Steamboat Saguenay