Clallam Launched
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The CLALLAM LAUNCHED
(from the Victoria Daily Colonist, 16 Apr 1903, pg.3)

New Sound Steamer for Victoria Route, Slides Into the Water
The new steamer 'Clallam' built at Tatoosh for the Tacoma - Seattle - Victoria route for the Puget Sound Navigation Co., was launched yesterday evening at 7:30o'clock. The vessel was christened by Miss Hazel Benhan, daughter of the weather observer at Tatoosh. A large excursion was taken to Tacoma for the occasion including a large number of people of Clallam, which port is taken great interest in the new vessel on account of her being named after the port. The vessel will cost $80,000. and is a full upper cabin passenger steamer, having forty four staterooms in all and being commodiously and sumptuously fitted throughout. She is 168 feet in length, 32 feet beam and 13 feet molded depth. She will have a fore and aft compound engine, capable of developing 800 horse power, which will drive the vessel through the water at the rate of thirteen knots an hour. The vessel much remembers the steamer 'Majestic', in conjunction with which she will be operated, though the 'Majestic' has but thirty-one staterooms. Both the vessels were built by E.W. Heath. The engines were put in by the Heffernan Engine Works of Seattle. She will be commissioned in June.