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.
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
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