FERRIS, B.F. (1870, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1870
Official Number:
2721
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sandusky, OH
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
John E. Monk
Built on Bottom of:
OLIVER H. PERRY (1869)
Original Owner and Location:
Ellingthorp & Wehrle, Catawba Island
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
0
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Inclined Compound
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
22 x 60" engine built Toledo, OH. Machinery from OLIVER H. PERRY. 7 x 12' return flue boiler by Neil H. Moore.
Dimensions
Length:
124.8'
Beam:
21.8'
Depth:
7.7'
Tonnage (gross):
168
Tonnage (net):
93
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Caseville, MI, Saginaw Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
25 Jul 1891
How:
Burned.
Notes:
Burned to waterline & sank.
History

1870, Apr 18 Launched; ran Sandusky, OH - Port Clinton & the Peninsula.

1873, Feb Owned V. Doller, Put-in-Bay, OH.

1879 Repaired.

1881, Mar Machinery overhauled.

1882, Mar 14 Owned A. Wehrle, Put-in-Bay.

1887, Nov 17 Sunk at Marblehead, Lake Erie; raised.

1889, Jul 31 Owned Conrad Van Tine et al, New Baltimore, MI; ran Detroit - New Baltimore with excursions from Mt. Clemens, MI to St. Clair Flats.

1890, Jun Holed & sank near Bay City, MI; repaired Bay City Dry Dock.

1891, Jun 13 Owned Henry Turner, Saginaw, MI; ran Saginaw River ports - Tawas, MI.

1891, Jul 25 Burned Caseville, MI; ran Caseville - Tawas.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Newspaper Clippings
H. G. Runge Collection, Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Loudon G. Wilson
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

FERRIS, B.F. (1870, Steamer)
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FERRIS, B.F. (1870, Steamer)