HURON (1859, Barge)


Year of Build:
1859
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Windsor, ONT
Vessel Type:
Barge
Note: Rail ferry barge.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Knight & Jennings
Original Owner:
Saint Clair River Railroad Ferry Service
Power
Power:
Unpowered
Dimensions
Length:
226'
Beam:
44'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (old style):
2500
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Port Huron, MI.
St. Clair River. Lake Huron
Date:
  1875
How:
Made a drydock.
History

1859, Oct 13 Launched as railway ferry; used current to transverse river, later received steam power, chain being attached to either bank, passing through a sheave in the center of the boat proved to be a failure; ran Port Huron - Sarnia.

1860, May 24 Cable broke; again 5 days later.

1873 Ashore near oil refinery.

1875, Jul 22 Owned Sandy & Archie Stewart; made a drydock Port Huron, MI.

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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HURON (1859, Barge)