UNION (1856, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1856
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Windsor, ONT
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Note: Railroad ferry; hull sheathed with iron stem to stern, good ice breaker; first vessel on Lakes to have diningroom on upperdeck.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
J. & S. Jenkins
Master Carpenter:
Charles Hunt & Stephen Knight
Original Owner and Location:
Great Western Railway Co., Windsor, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Inclined Compound
# Cylinders:
2
Dimensions
Length:
163'
Beam:
33.3'
Depth:
10'
Tonnage (old style):
1,190
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Huron, MI
St. Clair River
Date:
16 Jun 1876
How:
burned
Notes:
total loss
History

1856, Nov 25 First launched

1857-1874 Shuttled across Detroit River

1869 1,190 gross/999 net tons

1874 Servicing Sarnia, ONT-Port Huron, MI; reportedly lost.

1874, Dec 9 Machineries taken out

1875 Laid up

1876, Jun 16 Burned, Port Huron, St. Clair River.

1877, Apr 29 Burned hull taken into lower drydock, recaulked, Port Huron; no further detail

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

UNION (1856, Ferry)
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UNION (1856, Ferry)