CHIEF WAWATAM (1911, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))


Year of Build:
1911
Official Number:
209235
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toledo, OH
Vessel Type:
Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
3
Hull Number:
119
Builder Name:
Toledo Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Mackinac Transportation Co., St Ignace, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
1 bow & 2 stern propellers. 3 triple-expansion engines.
Dimensions
Length:
338.66'
Beam:
62'
Depth:
20.58'
Tonnage (gross):
2990
Tonnage (net):
1793
History

1965 Boilers renovated at Manitowoc Ship Building Co., WI.

1977 Owned Department of Highways & Transportation, State of Michigan, Lansing; leased by Straits Car Ferry Corp.

1977, Oct 27 Ran into St Ignace, MI dock & damaged.

1989 Owned Purvis Marine, Sault Ste. Marie, ONT; C805396; converted to barge.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
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

CHIEF WAWATAM (1911, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))
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CHIEF WAWATAM (1911, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))