Huron 1

1875                                            Huron     1     

Iron twin-screw cross-river railroad carferry

Built at Point Edward ON by John H. Smith
Iron plates for hull fabricated at Harrow-on-Tyne, Scotland and shipped to Point Edward for assembly
Launched June 3, 1875

242’ LOA, 238’5” LBP, 53’9” beam, 12’8” depth
Two coal-fired boilers, 2 non-condensing engines, 900 IHP

Enrolled Canadian 238.5 x 53.9 x 12.8, 1052 GT, 688 NT     Can 71216     to:
Grand Trunk Railway Co., Sarnia ON (home port Sarnia ON)

Firm merged 1930 into Canadian National Railways Co., Windsor ON

Out of commission 1934-1959.  Returned to service 1960

Converted to barge 1971 at Windsor ON by Romeo Machine Shop

Chartered 1974 to Windsor Barge Line, Windsor ON and sold to them in 1975

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 218








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