SAPPHO (1883, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1883
Official Number:
115928
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Note: Reinforced bow; iron-lined boilerhouse
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Hull Number:
63
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Company
Original Owner and Location:
Hiram Walker & Sons, Detroit, Michigan
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Double 20" x 24", 355hp at 110rpm engines, buit by Christie & DeGraff or Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, Michigan, 1883 8' x 15'6", 100 pounds steam, firebox boilers built by Desotelle & Hutton, Detroit, Michigan, 1883 8'9" wheel
Dimensions
Length:
106.8'
Beam:
31.5'
Depth:
10.5'
Tonnage (gross):
223.61
Tonnage (net):
153.85
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Nicholson Yard, Ecorse, Michigan, Detroit River
Date:
21 Feb 1929
How:
Burned
History

1883, April Launched

1883, October 20 Owned Walkerville & Detroit Ferry Company

1899 Owned Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor Ferry Company, Detroit,

Michigan

1929, February 21 Burned

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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