MAID OF THE MIST (1846, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1846
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Bellevue, NY
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Original Owner and Location:
Niagara Falls Bridge & Ferry Association., Niagara Falls, NY.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
Two 20hp engines, R. Benedict, Rochester, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
79'
Beam:
0'
Depth:
0'
Tonnage (old style):
150
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Bellevue, Niagara Falls, NY.
Niagara River.
Date:
 Jan 1851
How:
Sank.
Notes:
Sank from effects of snow weight.
History

1846, May Launched, Bellevue, NY as ferry across Niagara River.

1846, Oct Owned Johnson, Geneva, NY; 2 new large boilers by Johnson.

1848, Jun Run from Suspension Bridge to Horseshoe Falls with stops on Canadian shore.

1848, Jul Made 600 trips without accident.

1849 Enrolled Lewiston, NY District.

1851, Jan Sunk from weight of snow on decks in winter layup.

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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MAID OF THE MIST (1846, Ferry)