Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Marine Record (Cleveland, OH), September 5, 1895, p. 10

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————eeaaoaoooeeeeeeeeoa=yww_ wm THE WEST SAFETY WATER TUBE BOILER. (ILLUSTRATED.) The Gas Engine & Power Co., of Morris Heights, N. J., who are engaged in building swift naphtha launches and high speed yachts, are giving their atten- tion to the introduction and sale of the West patent safety water tube boiler, which is built either in regular j alte tat THE MARINE RECORD. serial, ‘The Princess Sonia,’’ is concluded, and another fascinating portion of ‘‘Casa Braccio,” by ‘F. Marion Crawford is given. Other feature numbers are ‘¢ Sep- tember in the Laurentain Hills,” William: Wilfred Campbell; ‘‘ Hunting Customs of the Omahas,”’ per- sonal studies of Indian life by Alice C. Fletcher; “The National Military Park,’’ embracing the Chic- kamauga and Chattanooga battle- fields, by H. V. Boynton; ‘‘’The Ballad of Chickamauga,” by Maurice Thomp- th Ob,2 son; “Tife in the Tuilleries Under the a C) le = Second Empire,’”? by Anna lL. Bicknell; = = = ‘‘The Constitution’s Last Fight,’’ by 2@ = James Jeffrey Roche; ‘‘ Recollections of es : Ss = —= Henry Clay,’? Madeline McDowell; and = | “‘Wemish Old Masters-Teniers, the Ai Younger,” Timothy Cole, illustrated © SK © MICH CMUCHLCMIC : : ee oe leant (ont (ont Vo aS Ni Kent (on On ke oneoutc with an engraving by the author. OMMOWMOMIIOMOMLCM TOM LOMT CHTTCM ICM OMTCH IC HITCH ECR ae £8: oil ehiic, Non ci oll Il ec ea on oll al Hl Ke oll A ant et pil Fon Ol Git oil (ol cI ilove LITERARY NOTICES. [ie ae Ke a ee ee von ee SS a Me Kb Me Harper’s Weekly of September 7 will Ke Ie Ke IK Ie © LN Ne Ke; Ie Ke Ke a Ke AS I Nit have an eight-page yachting supplement OMONTLOML Ke Ke KG SM ITOMICH OMe Ne © ic Ne devoted to two full-page pictures of the ¢ Sy 5 < . . ne Mics i I il ICI Wo ie So IN INN ING lige 2) Valkyrie III and Defender under full sail, wl Citas te wl 7 Ne A ISS tes Ices ie re I nN We drawn by Carlton T. Chapman, and a MOM MO MAMI MCM MMO ol oMoiiolionkout striking double-page illustration entitled MLM TALIM ILOML MT MCMC CM CM UCM TOMI CHTCM MLC HEC : j ol ont OVMOTLKS ail ol ell ‘el oll el ie el oI eal ot elk “Hirst over the Line,’? drawn by T. De NG I Ke NG Ke t(D oN] ON ON eT Kote 21 OHM OTM Thulstrup. Being printed on extra heavy Me ee ee ee oe Nee Pass Tet Keo Cont Cont (eon ONT Cone paper, and not accompanied by reading © o matter, these pictures will be well worth ©) 6 Pp Ie I MN framing. © i C Cassier’s Magazine has in its Septem- ber number the following articles of in- | terest: ‘‘American Lake Steamers for | Ocean Traffic,’? by Joseph R. Oldham, z with 17 illustrations of typical lake and ocean steamers; ‘‘Gas and Oil Engines,” ° ° 2 FRONT VIEW, JACKET REMOVED. a sizes, or to suit a given space. The tubes are all straight, of standard size and charcoal iron lap welded, and are inserted and removed from the front ends by means of a special wrench. This is done by providing each front header with a boss on its inner side to form aseat for the tube; and on its front side with a boss which affords an opening of greater diameter than the greatest diameter of the tube. The tubes are right- hand threaded at each end, and the rear end enters a threaded opening in the rear header. The tubes are re- versible and interchangeable, all the tubes in the boiler being of the same size. Any particular tube can be re- moved and another inserted without disturbing any of the others. The tubes are entirely covered by water when steam- ing. There are no threaded ends exposed to the fire, and they can be cleaned inside for their entire length, just as a fire tube is cleaned. The steam drum is of mild steel, of 60,000 pounds -tensile strength. The feed coils are of standard re-drawn iron pipe, lap welded, having cast steel fittings with easy bends. The jacket is built double, of mild steel, with magnesia block filling, the front portion being made in sections, for quick re- moval. These boilers are tested to 500 pounds pressure before leaving the factory. The quality of the steam,'it is claimed, is very dry, and the boiler works well with forced draft, maintaining a steady water level. The feed water enters the feed coils near the top of the jacket in front, passing through a special valve, the object of which is to change the flow of feed water (in case of rupture of the coils) to a direct feed to the down- flow pipes, which by preventing the escape of hot water averts danger from scalding, and effects a saving of time when making the repairs. Both the inlet and ount- let of the feed coils are at the front of the boiler, and the coils can be withdrawn entire by removing the front section of the jacket. ; ———— i THE SEPTEMBER CENTURY. The September Century accompanies its installment for this month of the Life of Napoleon with a fine por- trait of Talleyrand as afrontispiece. Julia Magruder’s O DOOCOOOOOOOQOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O 2 with 18. illustrations, showing some of the latest forms of motors of this class and the different kinds of work to which they may be applied; ‘“‘The Recording Guage for Steam Pressure,’’ by Charles A. Hague, in which a very close enumera- tion is given of the great benefits to be gained by steam users, in point of safety and econo- my, by the use of some ! | Bisa CANNOT BE TRUE. It has often been said by parties in the towing business © that there was no better method of towing than the old- fashioned way with a manilla hawser fastened to rigid tow posts, but this opinion cannot be true, because it has been demonstrated in a great many instances during the past four or five years that there is a much better method. The Saturn and Orion were furnished with a machine for towing five or six years ago, which has dem- onstrated its superiority over the old method, and has shown in a great variety of ways its economy in time, labor and expense, as well as in safety. Three years ago John Corrigan, of Cleveland, manag- ing owner of the steamer Aurora, had the courage totry one of these machines, built by the American Ship Wind- lass Co. and soon demonstrated its superiority over any other method, and people on the lakes, who are prover- bial for their enterprise in adopting approved methods in the business put two of these machines on the barges Malta and Marcia. Then followed in quick succession the orders for four of these machines from James Davidson» of Wést Bay City, for vessels building by him. Then the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company put one on the steam collier Lebanon and in the four months that they have had it they have become thoroughly convinced of its usefulness, so that they have ordered and received a machine to go on their older tug International. They have also called for one of these machines in their speci- — fications for the tug building by the Wm. Cramp & Sons Ship and Eugine Building Co. The American Trans- portation Co., of Fairport, O., have also placed one on the steel schooner Tyrone, just built for them by {the Globe Iron Works Co. at Cleveland. The Standard Oil Company, of New York has put one of these machines on their barge No. 58, and now the Chicago Ship Building Co. have ordered three more; two of these are for steel schooners building by them for the owners of the Malta and Marcia, and the otheris for a large steel schooner which they are building for Capt. EK. M. Peck, Harvey H. Brown and others. While this is the first improvement made in the busi- ness of towing for one hundred years, it has nevertheless come to stay, and people who have any desire to reduce the cost of towing should examine this machine at once, LEST NORSK Ny), | good ‘form of recording pressure guage. An article originally from the pen of Mr. I. McKim Chase, in our issue of August 22, appeared or- iginally in the Engineer, New York, and but for an oversight would have been credited to that jour- nal. Angust 31 was the 13th anniversary edition of the Detroit Journal, and be- lieving that the reversed figures of the date would offset the hoodoo effect of the number of the birth- day, that paper came out last Saturday with a fine 24.page anniversary num- ber, eight pages of which were printed on highly iy = As WL LLLLL calendered paper, pro- fusely illustrated with fine LL LILY LL PI PLETLEDSTILLS half-tone and vignette en- gravings of some of the larger public edifices which ZZ have been erected in De- troit since the birth of this enterprising paper. — It is stated that Secre- tary Herbert will ask Con- gress to build two sailing ships without steam howe? for the training of seamen in regular old-fashioned sailors’ duties. The ships will be of about 1,400 tons displacement and cost not more than $250,000 each with armament, which will be rigged in the styl sailing men-of-war. = yle of the old SHOWING SECTION THROUGH TUBES, ETC. ° as it is reported to save nearly one-third the expense of towing by the various advantages-which it has over the old method.—Marine Journal. _ EE ee THE MARINE RECORD ig the headquarters for marine publications of every description. No. 144 Superior St

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