MICHIGAN CENTRAL (1884, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))


Year of Build:
1884
Official Number:
91652
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Wyandotte, MI
Vessel Type:
Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Hull Materials:
Iron
Number of Decks:
1
Hull Number:
65
Builder Name:
Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Michigan Central Railroad Co., Detroit, MI
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Horizontal
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
4
Propulsion Notes:
28" X 48" engines, 1200 hp, 60 rpm by Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, MI, 1884. 9'6" x 16' firebox boilers, 75# steam by Stearns Manufacturing Co, Erie, PA, 1884.
Dimensions
Length:
263.3'
Beam:
45.6'
Depth:
15.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1522
Tonnage (net):
999.72
Final Disposition
Final Location:
False Detour Channel entrance, Cockburn Island,
Lake Huron.
Date:
27 Oct 1926
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
1800 tons stone.
Notes:
Crew rescued by tug GENERAL, her tow. 1994 Wreck still visible.
History

1884, Mar 6 Enrolled Detroit.

1884, Apr 2 Collision on Detroit River.

1910, Aug 24 Offered for sale, going out of service about October.

1912 Owned Kelly Island Line & Transport Co, Cleveland, OH; laid idle at Detroit.

1923 Owned T.L. Durocher Co, Detour, MI; reduced to 21 car ferry.

1924 Owned H.A. Morris, Muskegon Heights, MI.

1925 Steamer, home port Marquette, MI.

1925 Dismantled, made a barge, 1478 gross tons, 2 cranes; paddlewheels & some machinery discarded at Frying Pan Island below the village.

1926, Oct 27 Foundered, Lake Huron.

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 CENTRAL (1884, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))
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MICHIGAN CENTRAL (1884, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))