Monday, October 19, 2020

Coulter -- Skeleton Steamer Beaver -- October 19, 2020


San Francisco Call, 23-May-1895

William A Coulter did many maritime drawings for the San Francisco Call.

Captain Mathew Turner, the ship builder, has lately turned out two steamers for Alaskan waters which are now being shipped thither on the brig Geneva. One is the Alice, 160 feet long and about 400 tons burden, she contains over 100,000 feet of lumber and is being loaded onto the brig in sections.

The other is the little stern-wheel steamer Beaver. She weighs just seventeen tons, but when stripped of her boiler and wheel for hoisting aboard the Geneva, she will balance the scale at twelve tons. She draws about fifteen inches of water and is admirably fitted for the shallow tributaries of the Yukon, where she will be used. The vessel is of twenty tons burden and her engine is about thirty horse-power. She is without house or deck and her machinery, completely exposed, gives her an uncanny and skeleton-like appearance.

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