GREAT WESTERN (1866, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))


Year of Build:
1866
Official Number:
80576
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Walkerville, ONT
Vessel Type:
Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Jenkings
Master Carpenter:
Prefabricated in Scotland by Barclay Curle & Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Great Western Railroad Co., Montreal, QUE.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Horizontal
# Boilers:
4
Propulsion Notes:
Two 45 x 108, 1360hp @ 18rpm, engines by Gartshore & Sons, Dundas. Four 9'6" x 14" scotch boilers at 65# steam.
Dimensions
Length:
220'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
13'
Tonnage (gross):
1252
Tonnage (net):
712
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Sorel, QUE. St. Lawrence River
Date:
  1959
How:
Dismantled.
History

1866, Jul Registered Windsor; ran Windsor - Detroit.

1873, Sep 5 Overhauled.

1882, Dec 18 One deck, no masts, 1080 gross / 662 net tons.

1888, Jul 7 Collided with ROUMANIA, Detroit River.

1898, Jul 19 Collided with whaleback RUSSELL, Detroit River.

1932 Converted to barge; owned Essex Transportation Co., Ford, ONT.

1932 Owned Wallaceburg Sand & Gravel Co., Ltd., Wallaceburg, ONT.

1939 Owned Pine Ridge Navigation Co., Ltd., Windsor, ONT.

1941 Owned United Towing & Salvage Co., Ltd., Port Arthur, ONT.

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

GREAT WESTERN (1866, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))
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GREAT WESTERN (1866, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))