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  • The ALAMEDA was built at Philadelphia in 1883. She was purchased in 1910 by the Alaska Steamship Co. from the Oceanic Steamship Co. She was an iron single screw steamer with tonnage of 3,158, dimensions of 320 x 41 x 34. She had a triple expansion engine (29.25, 47.25, 78x51), and produced steam at 180 pounds pressure from 3 single-ended Scotch marine boilers, which gave her 3,800 horsepower (p.172). A mahogany Victrola was installed onboard i... more
    The ALAMEDA was built at Philadelphia in 1883. She was purchased in 1910 by the Alaska Steamship Co. from the Oceanic Steamship Co. She was an iron single screw steamer with tonnage of 3,158, dimensions of 320 x 41 x 34. She had a triple expansion engine (29.25, 47.25, 78x51), and produced steam at 180 pounds pressure from 3 single-ended Scotch marine boilers, which gave her 3,800 horsepower (p.172). A mahogany Victrola was installed onboard in 1912, one of the first installed on a ship (p.200). The ALAMEDA crashed through the Coleman Dock on April 25, 1912, due to an error in the engine room. The Coleman Dock clock tower was destroyed, and the TELEGRAPH was split in half and sank, but no lives were lost in this accident (p.209). She was destroyed when fire broke out onboard in early December, 1931, while she was lying at Pier 2 in Seattle. It progressed so quickly that she was towed into the bay and beached at the entrance to the East Waterway, where she burned herself out (p.... less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004