DETROIT (1864, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1864
Official Number:
6150
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Algonac, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Zadoc Pangborn
Original Owner and Location:
P.W. Campbell, Detroit, MI.
Ownership Notes:
City of Detroit.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Propulsion Notes:
Engine & boiler installed at Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
80'
Beam:
20.6'
Depth:
8.8'
Tonnage (old style):
126 58/95
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Fighting Island, downstream of Sandwich, ONT.
Date:
27 Sep 1875
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Drifted downstream & stranded Fighting Island; burned to water's edge; hull may have been recovered. 1875, Nov Machinery salvaged by tug MONITOR.
History

1864, May 7 Launched Detroit, MI; first municipally owned ship recorded in cross river service; cost $16,000.

1864, Aug 19 Enrolled Detroit; ran Detroit River Windsor to Woodward Ave.

1868 Ran Sandwich (Windsor), ONT to Springwells, (Dearborn) MI; made a barge 58 gross tons.

1868, Jul Covered with boughs & foliage to shelter passengers from 100 degree heat.

1871 92.68 net tons; minor interest sold George King.

1871, Sep Collision with & sank ferry steamer GEORGE JEROME.

1874 Rebuilt Detroit Dry Dock Co.

1875, Sep 27 Burned Detroit River.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
C. Patrick Labadie
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Loudon G. Wilson
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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DETROIT (1864, Ferry)