No. 1

1895                                 No. 1                                 1918

Wooden Great Lakes railroad carferry barge

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 70
Holed by a launching timber during her launch and sank in slip
Built to carry railroad cars between Peshtigo WI and Chicago IL and other ports

324’6” LOA, 309’ LBP,  44’ beam, 11’ depth
1 deck

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Aug 12, 1895 (Temp #10)
309.9 x 44.2 x 12.0, 1544.78 GT, 1463.13 NT     US 67313     to:
Lake Michigan Car Ferry Transportation Co., Chicago IL

Laid up at the end of the 1906 season

Sold 1911 to Charles S. Neff, Milwaukee WI

Converted 1912 to bulk freight barge at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co.

Sold 1917 to The Kreetan Co., Johnswood MI

Grounded and broke in two in storm Nov 8, 1918 off North Point, Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.  No lives lost.  Carrying cargo of lumber and chickens.



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