MAYFLOWER (1890, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
94987
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toronto, ONT
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
J. Doty Engine Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Toronto Ferry Co., Toronto
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Inclined Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
One 25 + 25 x 40", 235hp @ 40rpm engine, J. Doty Engine Works. 11 x 12', 65# steam scotch boiler, J. Doty Engine Works.
Dimensions
Length:
140.2'
Beam:
28.2'
Depth:
6.8'
Tonnage (gross):
189
Tonnage (net):
119
Capacity:
900 passengers
Final Disposition
How:
Scrapped.
Notes:
Late 1950s.
History

1890, May 24 Launched; licensed to carry 900 passengers in island ferry service.

c1915 Octagonal pilot house replaced by square structure containing officer's cabin & wheelhouse, square paddle boxes replaced original curved.

1924, Aug 4 Collided with sister ship PRIMROSE in fog, Center Island route.

1926, Nov 1 Toronto Ferry Co, Ltd. taken over by City of Toronto.

1927, Feb 21 Operation turned over to Toronto Transportation Commission, which operated city's public transportation system.

1938, Aug Retired from service due to deteriorated condition; sold to Russell Construction Co, Ltd., Toronto.

1938 - 39, Winter Converted to barge at Russel's docks; stripped to main deck, machinery removed & re-decked.

1950s Scrapped.

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

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MAYFLOWER (1890, Ferry)