ARIEL (1881, Ferry)
Identification
Year of Build:
1881
Official Number:
106032
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Detroit, MI
Vessel Type:
Ferry
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Capt. John Oades
Original Owner and Location:
Hiram Walker, Detroit & Walkerville Perry Co, Wallerville, ONT
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
360 hp, 90 rpm; 20 x 24" cylinder; Firebox boiler 8 x 15.6, 90# by Desotelle and Hutton, Detroit.
Dimensions
Length:
95.9'
Beam:
28.9'
Depth:
11.1'
Tonnage (gross):
201.91
Tonnage (net):
111.82
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Detroit, MI. Detroit River
Date:
  1948
How:
Dismantled.
History

1881, Dec 17 Enrolled Detroit; ran Joseph Campan Street to Walkerville until 1922.

1899 Stevens Tug Line.

1902 New Scotch boiler 11 x 11, Desmer & Ritchie, Detroit, MI.

1922 State of Michigan Highway Department; used across Straits of Mackinac.

1926 Rebuilt; second deck built forward 95'9" x 28"9" x 11'1"; 68 gross/86 net tons.

1936 State Bridge Commission, employed Port Huron, laid up on completion of Blue Water Bridge.

1938-1944 Laid up Port Huron.

1944 Dubois St., Detroit, MI.

1947, Dec Capsized by wind; dismantled.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
Lorne Joyce
Peter J. VanderLinden
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Contact
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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ARIEL (1881, Ferry)