ESSEX (1860, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1860
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Windsor, ONT
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Henry & Shadrack Jenkings
Original Owner and Location:
Henry & Shadrack Jenkings, Walkerville, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
19" x 54" engine, by Hyslop & Cleghorn, Chatham, ONT. 94 Flue Locomotive boiler by Henry McPhilmey, Chatham, ONT.
Dimensions
Length:
81'
Beam:
19'
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (gross):
94
Tonnage (net):
52
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Below railroad dock, Sarnia, ONT.
Date:
  1886
How:
Abandoned.
Notes:
1887, Nov 28 Burned, Wolverine Drydock. 1888, Oct 15 At Sarnia near Alpha Oil works; machinery removed.
History

1860, Sep 14 Ran Windsor, ONT - Detroit, MI, competing with GEM, ARGO & UNDINE; cabins added this year.

1874 Rebuilt; lengthened 10', 90 x 25 x 8.5', 142 gross tons; ran Port Huron, MI - Sarnia, ONT.

1877 Burned & sank below Port Huron; raised & rebuilt as a propeller, 142 gross / 89 net tons.

1884 Burned Port Huron, upper works destroyed & machinery damaged; repaired.

1885 Owned J.S. Loughead, Sarnia, ONT; renamed FRED CURTIS is error.

1886 Abandoned, Sarnia, ONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Beesons Marine Directory
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian List of Shipping (M&FLV)
Canadian Sessional Papers
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Inland Lloyds’ Marine Directory
Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Marine Directory, R. L. Polk Co., Detroit
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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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ESSEX (1860, Ferry)