INTERNATIONAL (1872, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))


Year of Build:
1872
Official Number:
96849
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fort Erie, ONT
Vessel Type:
Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Hull Materials:
Iron
Original Owner:
Grand Trunk Railway
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
30 X 30'engines (2), 560hp @ 70rpm; by E.E. Gilbert, Montreal, QUE, 1872. 8' X 20' firebox boilers @ 60# steam; by Gilbert and Co., Montreal, QUE. 9' screws.
Dimensions
Length:
210'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
12'
Tonnage (gross):
851
Tonnage (net):
559
Capacity:
21 railroad cars
History

1872, Jul 17 Launched Fort Erie, ONT; ran Point Edward to Fort Gratiot; hull built Palmer and Co. at Yarrow on the Fyne, England, assembled Fort Erie.

1872, Dec 20 Caught in ice at Fort Erie, ONT.

1898 Owned Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway Co.; ran Sarnia, ONY to Fort Huron, MI.

1940 Made a barge at Sorel, QUE; 215.7 X 40 X 12.1', 891 gross / 891 net tons.

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

INTERNATIONAL (1872, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))
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INTERNATIONAL (1872, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))