TRANSIT (1872, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))


Year of Build:
1872
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Walkerville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Jenkins Brothers
Original Owner and Location:
Great Western Railroad, Hamilton, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
168'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
15'
Tonnage (gross):
1057
Tonnage (net):
719
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Windsor, Ontario, Detroit River
Date:
4 Mar 1879
How:
Fire
History

1865, January 18 Holed & nearly sunk in Detroit River

1877, January 2 Reentered service after overhaul

1889, November 6 Owned by John Nesbit, Windsor, Ontario; raised &

machinery taken & sold

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

TRANSIT (1872, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))
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TRANSIT (1872, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))