HURON (1875, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
71216
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Edward, ONT
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Note: Rail car ferry; has 3 tracks to carry 24 cars.
Hull Materials:
Iron
Builder Name:
John H. Smith
Original Owner and Location:
Grand Trunk Railroad, Montreal, QUE.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 30 x 30" 900hp at 80rpm engine by Wilson & McFarlane Iron Works, Dundas, ONT (1875).
Dimensions
Length:
238' 5"
Beam:
53' 9"
Depth:
12' 8"
Tonnage (gross):
1052
Tonnage (net):
688
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit River.
Date:
16 Mar 1976
How:
Sank.
History

1875, Jun 3 Launched Saint Edward, ONT; cost $200,000; designed to run with INTERNATIONAL between Point Edward & Fort Gratiot; fabricated in England.

1875, Nov 30 Registered Sarnia, ONT.

1878, Jun 4 Collision with schooner J.P. MARCH, St. Clair River.

1888 Reboilered, 2 Scotch 10' x 10'6" boilers at 100# steam.

1898 Refurbished Windsor, ONT; rearranged for 2 tracks; ran Detroit - Winsor with LANSDOWNIE & GREAT WESTERN for Wabash.

1901, Apr 12 Struck boulder in Detroit River, sank in her slip; raised.

1901, Aug 20 Sank Windsor slip.

1913 Reboilered, 2 Scotch 10' 10.25" x 12" at 120# steam by Detroit Ship Building.

1923 Spare to LANSDOWNIE in Detroit - Windsor shuttle; generated steam for railroad yard facilities, Windsor in winter.

1976, Mar 16 Sank Detroit River; oldest active steamer in North America for many years.

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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