SAINTE MARIE (1893, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))


Year of Build:
1893
Official Number:
116574
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Note: Passenger & railway ferry; frames diagonal steel straps; bottom sheathed for winter operations; electric lights.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Mackinac Transportation Co., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
4
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
28 & 52 x 40" forward stroke engine; 32 & 58 x 48" stroke aft engine; 875 hp @ 85 rpm; scotch double-ended boilers, 11 1/2' x 181", 117# steam; built Detroit Dry Dock Co., Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
288'
Beam:
53'
Depth:
19.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1357
Tonnage (net):
678
History

1893 Built for year round use in Straits of Mackinac, St. Ignace & Mackinac City, MI; ice-breaking capabilities.

1912 Abandoned; replaced by new car ferry; also named STE. MARIE.

1918 Owned T.L. Durocher, Sault Ste, Marie, MI; converted to barge; 748 gross tons.

1928 Dismantled; abandoned Detour, 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

SAINTE MARIE (1893, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))
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SAINTE MARIE (1893, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))