ONTARIO (1891, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1891
Official Number:
94885
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Owen Sound, ONT
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Note: Rail ferry single bottom
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Polson Iron Works
Original Owner and Location:
Canadian Pacific Railway Company, Montreal, Quebec
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Horizontal (Locomotive)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
4
Propulsion Notes:
Two 50 x 114" horizontal condensing engines, 3000hp, 15rpm, Polson Iron Works, Toronto, Ontario, 1890 13'3" x 14' scotch boilers, 85 pounds steam, Polson Iron Works, Toronto, Ontario, 1890
Dimensions
Length:
297'
Beam:
41.3'
Depth:
14.9'
Tonnage (gross):
1615
Tonnage (net):
1018
Capacity:
16 cars
Final Disposition
Final Location:
East of Outer Island, Apostle Islands, Wisconsin, Lake Superior
Date:
13 Oct 1927
How:
Foundered
Final Cargo:
1200 ton ground pulp
Notes:
Tow of tug BUTTERFIELD, foundered in storm, crew of 4 saved
History

Ran between Detroit, Michigan & Windsor, Ontario in the beginning of her career

1901 Repaired

1925-1926 Dismantled & made a barge, 1733 gross tons, 1615 net tons,

employed in pulpwood trade; owned Newaygo Company, Port

Arthur, Ontario

1927, October 13 Foundered off Outer Island, Wisconsin, Lake Superior

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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ONTARIO (1891, Ferry)