The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS


Description
Creator:
Stanton, Samuel Ward, Attributed name
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Prints
Description:
Sketch and notes on the Lake Michigan passenger whaleback CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
Notes:
Illustration from Stanton, Samuel Ward, American Steam Vessels , 1895, page 471
Inscriptions:

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

Built 1892, at West Superior, Wis.

Hull, of steel, "whaleback" model. Length over all 362 feet; breadth of beam 42 feet; depth of hold 24 feet. Nine bulkheads.

Engine, triple expansion, constructed, by Samuel F. Hodge & Co., Detroit. Diameter of cylinders 26, 42 and 70 inches, by 42 inches stroke.

Boilers, six, of steel, built by the Cleveland Shipbuilding Comp'y. Each 11 feet in diameter and 12 feet in length. Return tubular.

Wheel, 4 blades, diameter 14 feet; pitch 19 feet.

Tonnage 1511.05 Gross 945.95 Net

The most novel passenger steamer turned out in America during late years. Designed by Alexander McDougall, and constructed by the "American Steel Barge Co." for use as an excursion boat at Chicago during the World's Fair, 1893. This vessel, differing so in appearance from the regulation passenger propeller, combines great strength, fine speed, and a roominess quite unknown among the majority of boats. The model of the McDougall "whaleback" type is ungainly in appearance but it possesses advantages which the other style of hull does not; with an excellent model below the water line, a clean run, and with powerful machinery, great speed is attained. Cabin luxuriously fitted up.

Publisher:
Smith & Stanton
Place of Publication:
New York
Date of Original:
1895
Date Of Event:
1893
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
481
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS


Sketch and notes on the Lake Michigan passenger whaleback CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS