SPORT (1881, Yacht)


Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
115767
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Newburgh, NY
Vessel Type:
Yacht
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Ward, Stanton & Company
Original Owner and Location:
Elisha P. Wilbur, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Ownership Notes:
Enrolled Cape Vincent, New York
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Vertical Beam (Walking Beam)
Propulsion Notes:
scotch boiler, anthracite coal fueled
Dimensions
Length:
84' 5"
Beam:
16' 6"
Depth:
6' 1"
Tonnage (gross):
72
Tonnage (net):
36
History

1900 Rebuilt above decks, pilot house removed, navigation equipment

placed on top of cabin

1915 Reboilered, Fitzgibbons plant

1916 Fire at Thurston Shipyard, rapidly launched to save her

1920 Laid up

1926 Owned Rouses Point & Swanton Ferry Company; upper works removed,

49 gross tons, made passenger ferry

1928 In service as automobile ferry near Pittsburgh, New York

1932 Enrollment surrendered, possibly taken to Massena, New York;

abandoned for age

1942 Scrapped at Cornwall, Ontario

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

SPORT (1881, Yacht)
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SPORT (1881, Yacht)