ALLIANCE (1857, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
300
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & J.W. Banta
Master Carpenter:
J.W. Banta
Original Owner:
Absalom Bull
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
87'
Beam:
16.1'
Depth:
6.1'
Tonnage (old style):
85
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Buffalo, NY.
Date:
23 Nov 1869
How:
Wrecked.
Notes:
Broke mooring, went over Niagara Falls; documents surrendered Mar 31, 1869.
History

1857, Jul 16 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1860 James Haggart, Black River.

1863 Returned to lower lake.

1865 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; vessel rebuilt; 107 tons; owned J. Haggart.

1868 Buffalo District; 107.36 gross tons.

1869 Wrecked; owned Henry Thornton.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Lytle List
Gerry Metzler
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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ALLIANCE (1857, Ferry)