p.5 A New Steamer - Collingwood, March 12th - The Northern Navigation company closed a contract today, with the Collingwood Shipbuilding company, to build it a passenger and package freight steamer, dimensions of which are 365 feet long over all, 50 feet beam, 27 feet moulded depth, to be delivered in the spring of 1909. She will have a freight capacity of 3,000 tons and a passenger capacity of 500 first and second class people, and is to have a speed, when fully loaded, of 17.70 miles an hour, and with an ordinary load of freight, is to make 21.70 miles per hour.
March 13, 1908
THIRTY NEW VESSELS.
Cleveland, March 13th - Thirty new vessels with a carrying capacity of 204,700 tons a single trip, will be launched by the great lakes transportation companies before the opening of navigation. The total cost is estimated as $9,750,000. In addition to this the passenger steamer City of Cleveland is being rebuilt at a cost of $1,000,000.
In the new fleet will be twenty-six bulk freighters, two package freighters and two passenger boats. The largest of the freighters will be two of 10,500 tons capacity. Both are being built at Duluth. They will be 557 feet long, 52 feet beam, and 31 feet depth.
Since 1902 the lake companies have built, including the foregoing, 265 vessels, of which 219 are large bulk freighters. The fleet provided in the last seven years will carry 33,000,000 of the 75,000,000 tons transported on the great lakes.
One year's output will add to the total capacity of the lake fleet for their eight month's season 4,094,000 tons, averaging twenty trips for each ship.