SARNIA (1860, Ferry)


Year of Build:
1860
Official Number:
23394
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Port Huron, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
J.H. Randall
Original Owner and Location:
Joames Moffat et al, Port Huron
Ownership Notes:
Port Huron & Sarnia Ferry Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Horizontal
# Cylinders:
1
Propulsion Notes:
17 x 48" engine by Detroit Locomotive Works. Return flue boiler by Detroit Locomotive Works.
Dimensions
Length:
86' 7"
Beam:
19' 4"
Depth:
8'
Tonnage (old style):
123 13/95
History

1867 Enrolled Port Huron.

1870, Dec 23 Resumed ferry service after through repairs; boilers refitted, new engine frame, overhauled, caulked & sheeted with number 10 iron at Fitzgerald & Leighton's dry dock.

1872, Jul to Oct Rebuilt from waterline; returned to service in Nov.

1879, Jan 28 Burned at Fitzgerald's yard.

1879, May Converted to barge for lumber trade.

1880, Mar Hauled ice from Sarnia Bay to Port Huron.

1881, Nov Sank near Michigan Midland Railway dock with 7 carloads of staves.

1884 Owned Marine City Stave Co., Marine City, MI.

1886, Oct Owned Marine City Salt Co.; scuttled & sunk near their wharf in St. Clair River.

1886, Dec Made into floating cooper shop for St. Clair River trade; owned A.C. Batchelor.

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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SARNIA (1860, Ferry)