HIAWATHA (1874, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
72982
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Dresden, ONT
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Note: Main deck closed foreward; closed wooden bulwark; two gangways on each side; cabin on after deck; birdcage pilot house.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Henry Weston
Master Carpenter:
Joseph A. Jenkins
Original Owner and Location:
W.B. Clark, Sarnia, ONT.
Ownership Notes:
Alex Trerice, Dresden.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
20 x 24" 150hp at 90rpm engine, Farrar & Trefts, Buffalo, NY (1874).
Dimensions
Length:
92.7'
Beam:
20'
Depth:
7.2'
Tonnage (gross):
162.62
Tonnage (net):
110.58
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Red Mill Point, Little Current, ONT.
Georgian Bay, Lake Huron.
Date:
  1932
How:
Abandoned.
History

1874, Oct Launched Dresden, ONT; intended for service between Dresden & Wallaceburg on Sydenham River; also plans noted to run Dresden - Detroit.

1875 Ran Sarnia - Wallaceburg, ONT with J.C. CLARK (C51669).

1876 Rebuilt & enlarged, 92.58 x 20 x 7.5', 163 gross tons.

1880 Several single excursions to Point Edward, ONT, Goderich, ONT & Lexington, MI in addition to ferry service.

1881, Jun 22 Owned Sarnia Tug & Transportation Co, Ltd; ran ferry service Sarnia - Port Huron, MI.

1887, Aug 5 Burned.

1887 Rebuilt & enlarged Sarnia, ONT.

1892, Jan Major repairs Phoenix Iron Works, Port Huron.

1893, May Firebox boiler 6'6" x 12', 104# steam by J. Inglis & Sons Boiler Works, Toronto, ONT; installed Wolverine Dry Dock, Port Huron, MI.

1899 18 x 20", 280hp at 90rpm by Farrar & Treft (1874).

1906, Sep 20 Grounded Port Huron opposite Stag Island.

1922, Mar 22 Damaged by explosion of nearby OMAR D. CONGER; repaired.

1924 Beached Low Island, North Channel, Lake Huron.

1925 Laid up, reserve status.

1930 Owned Norman Trotter, Little Current, ONT; ferry service Little Current - La Cloche Island.

1932, Oct Drydocked Gore Bay, hull repaired.

1932 Abandoned Red Mill Point, Little Current, ONT.

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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