HIAWATHA (1895, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1895
Official Number:
100768
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Toronto, ONT
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Note: Wooden cabin with open deck aft, pilothouse forward.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bertram Engine Works, Ltd.
Original Owner and Location:
Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto, ONT.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Length:
56'
Beam:
13.3'
Depth:
6.3'
Tonnage (gross):
46
Tonnage (net):
31
History

Designed by Arendt Angstrom.

1895, Jul 9 Launched; cost $7,000, burned anthracite coal; to ferry club members to their premises.

1912 Joined by ferry KWASIND.

1944 Steam engine & boiler replaced by gasoline engine.

1960s New Pilot house.

1974 New bow.

1982 Renewed by sandblasting, Harbor Marine Services, Port Credit, ONT.

2000, Jul 26 Sank at her dock in 30 feet water due to vandalism.

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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