The S/S Hesperian
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S/S Hesperian, the Dining Saloon
S/S Hesperian, the Dining Saloon 2nd-class
one funnel, two masts, twin screws and a speed of 15 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 210-1st, 250-2nd and 1,000-3rd class.
The following is from a booklet issued by the Allan Line:
" and "Hesperian" Built by Messrs. Alex. Stephen & Sons, Linthouse, these steamers have established a reputation for steadiness and fast passages, the "Grampian" holding the record for the Montreal-Glasgow route. Five of their eight decks are devoted to passenger accommodation. Located on the promenade deck forward is the Lounge and Music Room, adjoining the saloon companionway are rooms ensuite, with bath, while aft on this deck is the First-Class Smoking Room.
Forward, on the bridge deck is the main Dining Saloon, large square windows on three sides, insuring an abundance of light and perfect ventilation. The staterooms on this deck are unusually spacious. They are fitted with two berths, full length sofa berth, and wardrobes. Aft on this deck is the Second-Class Entrance Hall, Smoking and Music Rooms and sheltered promenade for second cabin passengers. On the shelter deck amidship is the Second-Class Dining Saloon, extending the full width of the steamer and with seating accommodations for two hundred passengers, also staterooms for first and second-class passengers. An idea of the style of decoration and superior equipment can best be obtained from the accompanying illustration.