MICHIGAN (1890, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
98904
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
76
Builder Name:
F.W. Wheeler
Original Owner:
Canadian Pacific Railway Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Horizontal (Locomotive)
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
4
Propulsion Notes:
50" X 114" engines, 2000hp, 20rpm by Hodge & Co, Detroit, MI (1891). 13'3" X 14' scotch boilers, 80# steam by Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, NY (1891).
Dimensions
Length:
296.5'
Beam:
41.3'
Depth:
15.6'
Tonnage (gross):
1796
Tonnage (net):
1354
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Northwest of Hope Island, Georgian Bay,
Lake Huron.
Date:
4 Nov 1943
How:
Sank.
Final Cargo:
Grain.
Notes:
Driven ashore, broke in two & sank while removing grain from steamer RIVERTON.
History

1899 Owned Canadian Pacific Rail Road Co, London, ONT.

1916 Retired as a car ferry.

1926 Rebuilt as a bulk freighter barge; 296.5'X 41.3'X 15.6', 1796 gross tons, owned Newaygo Co, Ltd, Port Arthur, ONT.

1930 Owned Newaygo tug Line Inc, Wisconsin Rapids, WI; home port Port Arthur, ONT; 297'X 41' X 15', 1396 gross tons.

1933 Owned John Harrison & Sons, Ltd, Owen Sound, ONT.

1943, Nov 4 Driven as shoal in gale while lightening grain from Canadian steamer RIVERTON.

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

MICHIGAN (1890, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))
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MICHIGAN (1890, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))