INTERNATIONAL (1857, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
12070
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Note: Railway ferry.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell, Banta & Co.
Master Carpenter:
Jacob W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
Buffalo & Lake Huron Railway, Buffalo, NY.
Ownership Notes:
Fayette Rumsey, managing owner.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Horizontal
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 42 x 108" low pressure engines by Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, NY. 28' wheels.
Dimensions
Length:
226'
Beam:
40' 8"
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (old style):
1221 84/95
Capacity:
10 feight cars & 8 passenger cars
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Head of Niagara, Fort Erie, ONT.
Lake Erie.

Date:
8 Feb 1874
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Burned to waterline. 1874, Sep 30 Documents surrendered Buffalo, NY.
History

First railway car ferry on Great Lakes; cost 125,000.

1857, Oct 5 Launched Buffalo, NY.

1857, Dec 3 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; first trip to Waterloo (Fort Erie), daily round trips for 17 years.

1860 Canadian registry.

1862, Mar Ring gave way, damaging vessel & landing two freight cars in the river.

1865, May 4 Readmeasured 1135.92 tons.

1866 1122 tons.

1868 1135.92 gross tons; owned Buffalo, NY.

1870, Nov 17 Owned Grand Trunk Railroad, Port Erie; track changed to universal 4'8.5" gauge.

1873, Nov 6 Laid up following opening International Bridge between Suspension Bridge, NY & Brideburg, ONT.

1874, Feb 8 Burned, Fort Erie, ONT.

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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INTERNATIONAL (1857, Ferry)