DORMER, GRACE (1868, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
10997
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
E. Osman
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
13 x 13", 170hp @ 150rpm engine, Farrar & Traffts Works, Buffalo, NY. Firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
71'
Beam:
17'
Depth:
6'
Tonnage (gross):
100.94
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Boneyard, Buffalo, NY.
Lake Erie.
Date:
  1925
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
Abandoned in boneyard & burned.
History

1868, May 16 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; chartered by Great Western Railway Co; ran Buffalo - Fort Erie; also excursions.

1869, Jun Broke machinery, Niagara River.

1869, Sep Ran Sarnia - Goderich, ONT, in place of SILVER SPRAY.

1871 Inspected Port Huron, MI; ferryboat; 100.24 gross tons; used as Port Huron ferry to Sarnia, ONT.

1872, Jul 3 Burned, Beaver Harbor, Beaver Island, MI; 1 life lost.

1873 Rebuilt, Port Huron; as propeller.

1873, Apr 11 Owned James Moffatt, Port Huron; 70.9 x 17.5 x 5.7, 65.99 gross / 48.6 net tons.

1883, Jul 24 Collision with tug FRANK MOFFAT; badly holed; sunk, Black River, east of Port Huron.

1884 Owned Moffatt & Runnels.

1889 Rebuilt & reboilered with firebox boiler 5 x 9', 115# steam by Love & Schofield, Port Huron, MI.

1891 Same owners; Port Huron & Sarnia Ferry Co.

1900 Repaired & recaulked.

1925 Abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Lytle List
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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DORMER, GRACE (1868, Propeller)