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.