FAVORITE (1869, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1869
Official Number:
9856
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Builder Name:
Henry Jenkings
Original Owner and Location:
Horne & Son, Detroit, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
History

Regarded as the first screw ferry operating at Detroit, MI.

1869, Aug Damaged in collision on Detroit River.

1869, Sep Broke machinery St. Clair Flats.

1871, Mar Stanchions broken in collision with steamer DOMINION at Detroit.

1871, Sep Plying to Malden, ONT replacing DOVE.

1874, Jul Damaged by fire on Detroit River.

1874, Oct 31 Capsized on Lake Erie near Bar Point when her tow schooner WILLIE KEELER, sheered; near Amherstburg, ONT.

1875 Rebuilt 64.4' x 20.3 x 6.9; 41 gross / 20 net tons.

1876 51 gross tons.

1879 Owned Littlejohn, Detroit.

1882 41.16 gross tons; owned at Bayfield, WI.

1883 Rebuilt.

1884 Owned R.D. Dike, Bayfield, 20 tons.

1897 Out of registry.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Canadian Sessional Papers
Newspaper Clippings
Loudon G. Wilson
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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FAVORITE (1869, Ferry)