TRANSPORT (1880, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
145211
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
34
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Company
Original Owner and Location:
Michigan Central Railroad Company, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Horizontal
# Boilers:
4
Propulsion Notes:
Two 28 + 28 x 48 horizontal engines, 575hp at 60rpm
Dimensions
Length:
254'
Beam:
46'
Depth:
14'
Tonnage (gross):
1594
Tonnage (net):
797
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Eagle Harbor, Michigan, Lake Superior
Date:
22 Sep 1942
How:
Wrecked & abandoned
Final Cargo:
Pulpwood
History

1930 Owned Wabash Railroad Company

1933, December Owned Ruen S.S. Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

1934 Converted to pulpwood barge

1935, October 3 Stranded at White Fish Point, Lake Superior; released

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

TRANSPORT (1880, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))
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TRANSPORT (1880, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))