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

Other name(s): Newfoundland Cruiser; Treasure Unlimited; U.S.C.G.C. Chaparral

Ship owner: Levis Shipping, Ltd.; Treasure Unlimited; U.S. Coast Guard; Walkerville & Detroit Ferry Co.

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works, River Rouge, Michigan

Year ship built: 1925

Year engine built: 1925

Final disposition: Stranded in Dorset PT., in Baffin Straits and abandoned in September of 1963.


Last ferry in regular service across Detroit River (1942).


b) U.S.C.G.C. Chaparral

c) Treasure Unlimited (C. 313944)

d) Newfoundland Cruiser


1) Walkerville & Detroit Ferry Co.

2) U.S. Coast Guard

3) Treasure Unlimited

4) Levis Shipping, Ltd.

Registry number: US. 225224;C.313944

Hull number: 252

Vessel type: Ferry

Height: 14.4 ft.

Width: 45 ft.

Length: 134.1 ft.

Stroke length: 28 in.

Gross tonnage: 405

Net tonnage: 273

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 1: 20 in.

Piston 2: 40 in.

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