NIAGARA FRONTIER (1910, Propeller)


Also known as:
FRONTIER
Year of Build:
1910
Official Number:
207434
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Hull Materials:
Steel
Hull Number:
216
Builder Name:
Buffalo Dry Dock Company
Original Owner and Location:
Buffalo & Fort Erie Ferry & Railway Co., Buffalo.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
119.66'
Beam:
38.75'
Depth:
14.5'
Tonnage (old style):
421
Tonnage (gross):
287
Final Disposition
Date:
  1980
How:
Abandoned.
History

Built as ferry for service across Niagara River, from Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY - Fort Erie, ONT.

1917 Owned Pittsburgh Steamship Co, Cleveland, OH; renamed FRONTIER; converted to supply boat for service at Soo, MI.

1937, Jul 19 Sunk while servicing steamer WILLIAM J. OLCOTT, St.

Mary's River, 2 lost; raised by Great Lakes Towing Co, repaired & put back into service.

1947 Owned Hans Hansen Welding Company, Toledo, OH; reduced to floating workship, engines & boilers removed.

1949 Removed from documentation.

1957 Redocumented; owned E. & H. Transportation Co, Inc, St. Clair, MI; 384 gross tons, 384 net tons; rig changed to barge.

1960 Reduced in size, 98.58 x 30 x 7.5', 127 gross tons, 127 net tons.

1963 Owned Keith E. Malcolm, Marine City, MI.

1974 Owned BASF Wyandott Corp, Wyandott, MI; later owned National Bank of Detroit, Detroit.

1974, Oct Rig changed to oil-driven piledriver.

1980, Nov Dropped from enrollment, "abandoned".

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

NIAGARA FRONTIER (1910, Propeller)
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NIAGARA FRONTIER (1910, Propeller)