CONGER, OMAR D. (1882, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1882
Official Number:
155055
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
George Hardison
Original Owner and Location:
D. N. Runnels & James Moffat, Port Huron, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 x 20", 340hp @ 85rpm engine, Cuyahoga Furnace Co, Cleveland, OH. 7' 6" x 15', 100# firebox boiler, Desotelle & Hutton Boiler Works, Detroit, MI.
Dimensions
Length:
92.2'
Beam:
26'
Depth:
10.6'
Tonnage (gross):
199.95
Tonnage (net):
158.58
Capacity:
800 people
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Black River dock, Pt. Huron, MI.
Lake Huron.
Date:
26 Mar 1922
How:
Boiler exploded.
Final Cargo:
General merchandise.
Notes:
4 lost. 1922, May 15 Documents surrendered.
History

1882, May 3 Launched; ran with GRACE DORMER & JAS. BEARD from Pt. Huron, MI - Sarnia, ONT.

1891, Feb 5 Owners incorporated as Port Huron & Sarnia Ferry Co.

1893, Jan 11 Stuck in ice with passengers who made shore.

1901, Jun 20 Burned @ Black River dock, Pt. Huron.

1901 - 02 Rebuilt; 92 x 26 x 10; 196 gross/131 net tons; 1,000 passengers; 7' 4" x 12', 145# firebox boiler by Kingsford Boiler Works, Oswego, NY.

1922, Mar 26 Boiler exploded.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
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

CONGER, OMAR D. (1882, Ferry)
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CONGER, OMAR D. (1882, Ferry)