The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Enterprise (Collingwood, ON), December 7, 1882

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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 modern 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 wit 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 ae all well salted. The stanchions are both denser and heavier than those hitherto used, and heavy knees brace each end of every deck beam The beams are of great weight and solidity. The bolting in some thing 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....

LAID UP - The Northern Belle was the last boat to lay up, coming in from a trip to Parry Sound on Sunday morning. The little boat has done excellent service this season, and though meeting wit one or two slight accidents, has on the whole been very fortunate. She is now being cleaned up and put into good shape for the winter.

A PLEASANT SURPRISE - On Saturday evening last when the crew of the City of Owen Sound were paid off, they testified to the high esteem in which they held Mr. Neil Campbell, first mate by presenting him previous to their separation with a very handsome ring with a reversible centre piece, with the engraving on the inside. Presented by the crew of the str. City of Owen Sound 1882 - O. S. Advertiser

THE WAUBUNO - The boiler and engine of the steamer Waubuno have been found. They were only about 500 yards from the shore near the Haystack shoals. This is the first remnant of the wreck that has been found although the vessel went down three years ago. None of the bodies were ever recovered. Toronto paper. When our Toronto contemporaries persist in publishing such nonsense at the above it is no wonder they are unreliable. The hull of the boat in question was discovered in the winter following the wreck, and it can be seen now by the side of a small island some distance from the Haystacks, where the missing machinery is said to be.

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Bill Hester
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Enterprise (Collingwood, ON), December 7, 1882