Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Feb 22, 1893, page 6
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FASTEST YACHT AFLOAT
W.B. Coggswell is Building a Great Boat--To Be Completed This Spring
A steam yacht with a speed of thirty miles an hour is being completed
for W. B. Coggswell, manager of the Solvay Process company, at Wood's
City Island yard near New York. Her captain will be Peter Cronley, the
well-known navigator of Oswego. The boat is perfect in beauty of line
and will be furnished in an elaborate manner throughout. The machinery
is of the best make, the engine having taken six months to build. The
boat is seventy eight feet long with a nine foot beam. An idea of her
wonderful machinery can be obtained from the fact that the steel forging
for the crank shaft weighed 2,012 pounds and the finished shaft weighs
414 pounds. The amount of pressure to propel the boat at full speed will
be 250 pounds. From the design it is understood Mr. Cogswell's yacht
will be able to beat either the Norwood or the Vamoose, the fastest
steam yachts afloat. She will be used on Lake Ontario and also on
Onondaga. Mr. Coggswell has not announced the name and will not do so
until the boat is completed. The machinery was constructed in Newark, N.
J. and will be placed in the hull as soon as the warm weather permits.
The yacht will probably be brought to Onondaga lake early this summer.
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- Column 3 and 4
- Date of Original:
- Feb 22, 1893
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- Language of Item:
- Richard Palmer
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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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