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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Michigan

Ship owner: Canada Pacific Railway; J. Harrison & Sons; Newaygo Timber Co.

Ship builder: F. W. Wheeler & Co., West Bay City, Michigan

Engine builder: S.F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1891

Year engine built: 1891

Final disposition: Stranded, Lottie Wolf Shoal, Hope Island, Georgian Bay, November 14, 1924.


Originally a railroad carferry transporting freight cars between Detroit, Michigan and Canada Pacific Railway's carferry slip in Windsor, Ontario until Canadian Pacific Railway obtained trackage rights through Michigan Central Railroad's Detroit River Tunnel in 1910 and ceased its Detroit River carferry operations.  Engines removed in 1926



1) Canadian Pacific Railway

2) Newaygo Timber Co.

3) J. Harrison & Sons, Owen Sound, Ontario

Registry number: C. 98904

Hull number: 76

Vessel type: Car Ferry, Sidewheel

Height: 15

Width: 41

Length: 297

Stroke length: 114

Gross tonnage: 1730

Net tonnage: 1349

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Horizontal, condensing, twin

Piston 1: 50

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