SAGINAW (1873, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))


Year of Build:
1873
Official Number:
69524
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Port Huron Dry Dock
Master Carpenter:
A.S. Stewart
Original Owner and Location:
Great Western Railway Co., Hamilton, ONT
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20, 20 x 30", 520hp @ 90rpm engine by E.E. Gilbert & Co., Montreal, QUE.
Dimensions
Length:
142'
Beam:
25'
Depth:
10.5'
Tonnage (gross):
350
Tonnage (net):
242
History

1878 Rebuilt as a tug, 142 x 25.5 x 10.4', 365 gross tons.

1884 Laid up.

1886 Two 6'6" x 15' @ 85# steam, firebox boilers by Buhl Iron Works, Detroit, MI.

1887, Apr Offered for sale by Grand Trunk Railway Co., Windsor, ONT.

1892, Mar 6 Burned at dock, Windsor.

1892, Jul 21 Rebuilt as wrecking tug at Detroit.

1894 Owned A.A. & B.W. Parker, Parker & Swain Wrecking Co., Detroit.

1899 Owned Isaac Watt Wrecking Co., Windsor (later, Amherstburg, ONT).

1902 Owned Great Lakes Towing Co., Ltd., Windsor.

1907 Owned Edward A. Booth, Jr., Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking Co., Kingston.

1939 Last listed in Canadian registry.

1940 Scrapped.

1940, Sep Registered closed, Kingston.

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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SAGINAW (1873, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))