FRIANT, THOMAS (1884, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
145380
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Grand Haven, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Duncan Robertson
Original Owner and Location:
Reuben Vanderhoef, Grand Haven, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
18" x 20", 315hp @ 135rpm engine, Grand Haven Engine Works. 7' x 12', 100# steam firebox boiler, Johnson Brothers, Ferrysburg.
Dimensions
Length:
96'
Beam:
18.3'
Depth:
7.8'
Tonnage (gross):
81.42
Tonnage (net):
46.2
Final Disposition
Final Location:
12 miles SE of Two Harbors, MN; 9 miles NW of Bayfield, WI.
Lake Superior.
Date:
6 Jan 1923
Final Depth:
300 '
How:
Holed by ice, foundered.
Notes:
1924, Jan 26 Documents surrendered. 2004, Jun Rediscovered by divers Eliason & Smith.
History

1884, Jul 21 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI; ran between Charlevoix, MI, Petoskey, MI & Harbor Springs, MI; passengers & freight.

1888, May 19 Owned Reuben & Ralph Vanderhoef.

1890, Jun 21 Homeport Harbor Springs, MI.

1899 - 1923 Marquette District.

1899, Sep 14 Owned William H. Rowe & James McRae, Dollar Bay, MI.

1901 - 02 Rebuilt, Calumet, MI; lower deck closed in.

1903, May 25 Owned Charles A. Ripley, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1907, Apr 27 Owned Benjamin Lewis et al, Sault Ste. Marie.

1908, Dec 22 Burned at dock, Sault Ste. Marie.

1910 Rebuilt, 96' x 18.5' x 6.5', 1 deck fishing tug, 70 gross / 48 net tons.

1911, May 15 Owned John, Henry & Thomas Hickler, Sault Ste. Marie; 96 x 18.42 x 6.42', 70 gross / 48 net tons.

1917, Oct 31 Owned Emil G. Endress, Sault Ste. Marie.

1918, Nov 5 Owned Ora O. & Obline Endress, Sault Ste. Marie.

1923, Mar 24 Duluth District, Owned Einav Miller & Halvor A. Reiten, Bayfield, WI.

1924, Jan 6 Foundered, Lake Superior.

1924, Jan 26 Documents surrendered.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Beesons Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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