UNION EXPRESS (1856, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1856
Official Number:
25028
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Joseph A. Jenkins
Original Owner and Location:
George B. Russell, Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Dimensions
Length:
100'
Beam:
31'
Depth:
7' 7"
Tonnage (old style):
205 29/95
History

1856, May 10 First enrolled Detroit, MI

1858, Nov Ran Detroit-Wallaceburg, ONT

1859, Oct 8 Ashore Belle River, ONT, Lake St. Clair; released

1861, Oct 15 Owned H. Simoneau

1864 Large repairs

1866 Owned H. Penny, Detroit; 265 gross tons; listed as sidewheel river scow.

1868 275.79 gross tons

1869 Made a barge

1870 Sold Canadian

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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UNION EXPRESS (1856, Ferry)