WINDSOR (1856, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
62523
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J.S. Jenkins
Original Owner and Location:
George B. Russell, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
104'
Beam:
30'
Depth:
10' 1"
Tonnage (old style):
223.08
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Near Cona Island, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan
Date:
1 Oct 1893
How:
Wrecked
Final Cargo:
Telegraph poles, cedar posts
Notes:
Bound Snow Island to Chicago, Illinois, sprung a leak & capsized on a rocky reef One life lost
History

1856 Enrolled Detroit; ran Detroit to Windsor, Ontario

1857 Laid telegraph cable across Detroit River via Belle Isle

connecting U.S. & Canada for first time

1858 Owned Detroit & Milwaukee Railway Company, C.C. Trowbridge,

secretary

1858, July Collision with tug UNCLE BEN, Detroit River

1859, September 17 Collision with JOHN MARTIN opposite Western wharf

1863, July 1 Owned Lake Michigan Transit Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1864 Rebuilt

1865, November 1 Readmeasured 111.8 x 30 x 9.9', 235.52 gross tons;

owned Lake Transit Company

1866, April 26 Burned at Detroit with docks & wharfs following cargo

explosion; 28 lives lost; machinery into HOPE (1870)

1868 Prop; owned Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1870, November Sunk, Benton Harbor, Michigan

1871 Made a barge at Detroit by J. Dean, Junior; 2 masts, readmeasured

115 x 30.5 x 9.2', 237.84 gross/225.95 net tons; owned J.Dean,

J.W. Margrise & John Miller, Detroit; 300 m. lumber

1872 Towed by HENRY HOWARD with DIXON in lumber trade, Bay City to

Buffalo, New York

1873, June 5 Owned L.W. Nuttal, et.al., Manistee, Michigan

1874 Ran Mackinaw to Toledo, Ohio with lumber

1875 Owned Gifford & Company, Manistee, Michigan

1876, August 25 Rigged as 2 masted schooner; owned Thomas S. Ruddock,

et.al., Chicago

1881, April 26 Owned Dewitt C. Palmer, et.al., Chicago

1883, May Collision with schooner LOOKOUT at Manitowoc, Wisconsin

188?, April 29 Owned Charles H. Ruddock, et.al., Chicago

1892 Rebuilt; lumber trade

1893, September 30 Wrecked, Lake Michigan

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

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WINDSOR (1856, Ferry)