CLARK BROTHERS (1890, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
94984
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toronto, ONT
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Medlar & Arnot
Master Carpenter:
D.W. Murphy
Original Owner and Location:
Joseph Clark (J.T. Clark), Toronto, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
9" x 9" high pressure, non condensing engine, 125hp, 160rpm, 100psi. 4' x 7', 100# steam firebox boiler, one coal fired furnace. Engine & boiler built H.W. Petrie at Toronto.
Dimensions
Length:
40'
Beam:
8.9'
Depth:
3.4'
Tonnage (gross):
5
Tonnage (net):
3
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Toronto Harbor.
Lake Ontario.
Date:
1 Jul 1930
How:
Deliberately burned.
Notes:
Burned at docks as part of Dominion Day celebration.
History

1896 Enlarged to 51' length, 11' beam & 33 gross tons.

1896, Apr Registered Toronto, ONT.

1901 Rebuilt Andrews Shipyard, Oakaville to length of 80', beam 16.2' & depth 5.5'; tonnage 92 gross / 38 net tons; 2 decks.

1901, Jun 13 Owned Mary (Margaret A.) Clark, Toronto.

1902, Apr 25 Run by Toronto Ferry Co.; owned M. Clark.

1906, Aug 28 Owned Lawrence Solman, Toronto.

1910 Rebuilt as double decker with pilothouse moved to upper deck & a shade deck built over aft section of promenade deck.

1915 - 16 Licened to carry 216 passengers.

1921, Apr 21 Damaged in fire at wharf; repaired at Toronto Dry Dock Co.

1926, Nov 1 Sold to City of Toronto (Toronto Transportation Commission took over ferry service).

1930, Jul 9 Registry closed.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
C. Patrick Labadie
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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

CLARK BROTHERS (1890, Ferry)
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CLARK BROTHERS (1890, Ferry)