New Steamer For Sound
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from the Victoria Daily Colonist, 6 Feb 1903, pg.2

The Clallam Being Built at Tacoma at Cost of $80,000.

Will Be Launched in April and Come Here About July.

The new steamer 'Clallam', which is being built for the Puget Sound Navigation Company, which is allied with the Alaska Steamship Company, at a cost of $80,000, for the Seattle-Victoria run, is expected will be ready for launching April 20 to 25, and that she will be ready to go into commission in July. The company will operate her between Seattle and Victoria, via Port Townsend, in conjunction with their well known steamer 'Majestic'.

The 'Clallam', which takes her name from Clallam county. She is 168 feet overall, by 32 feet beam, and 13 feet molded depth. Her keel was laid January 15. When completed, in outward appearance, she will very much resemble the 'Majestic', except that her stack is about amidship. She will have 44 staterooms all told, while the 'Majestic' has but 31. The 'Clallam' is being constructed on an altogether different model from the 'Majestic', however. She has a good deal less dead rise and more beam, and much longer floor with comparatively easy ends, but much fuller on deck. She will be a full upper-cabin passenger steamer. Her machinery equipment will include a fore-and-aft compound engine of about 800 developed horse-power, having cylinders, 17 inches and 42 inches, with a stoke of 28 inches. She will be equipped with a nine-foot propeller wheel and two boilers, ten feet in diameter by 11 feet long and allowed 180 pounds of steam, and will have a speed of about 13 knots. Her machinery will be furnished complete by Heffernan engine works of Seattle, the boilers being secured by them from the Lake Erie boiler works in Buffalo.

The interior finish of the 'Clallam' will be plain and tasty, similar to the 'Majestic', and no expense will be spared on her furnishings. On her main deck she will have a dining-room 41 feet long, aft of the engine-rooms, with five staterooms on each side of the dining room. On the hurricane will be the pilothouse and a large roomy texas abaft the same, which will furnish quarters for the captain and mates and eight staterooms for passengers.