ANN ARBOR #3 (1898, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))
Identification
Also known as:
MANISTEE
Year of Build:
1898
Official Number:
107418
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Car Ferry (Rail Ferry)
Note: Extended forecastle; transverse framing; steel sterngate; 6 watertight bulk heads.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
3
Hull Number:
75
Builder Name:
Globe Iron Works
Original Owner and Location:
Ann Arbor Railroad Co., Frankfort, MI
Power
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Horizontal
# Cylinders:
2 each
# Boilers:
4
# Propellers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Engines from Ann Arbor #1 & #2. 2 - 20, 40 x 36" built Samuel Hodge Detroit 1892. Water tube boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
258.3'
Beam:
52.3'
Depth:
15.3'
Tonnage (gross):
1677
Tonnage (net):
996
History

1898, Sep Launched; ran Frankfort, MI to Kewaunee, WI.

1922 Reconstructed Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co; twin triple expansion steam engines built 1918, General Ordnance Co; each 15 3/4, 26 1/8, 44 1/8 x 26"; 1400 IHP; 2 scotch boilers 13' x 11'6", 180# steam from Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co, 1922; coal fired; lengthened 49 feet-307' x 52' x 18'6" or 306.9 x 52.3 x 17.1; 2047 gross/936 net tons.

c1962-65 Made carferry barge; 1917 gross/1895 net tons.

1962-72 Owned Bultema Dock & Dredge Co., Muskegon.

1965 Chartered Mackinac Transportation Co. to replace CHIEF WAWATAM at Straits of Mackinac, towed by tug MUSKEGON.

1967, Nov 16 Broke tow line & went ashore south of Frankfort, MI, released on 17th.

1968-70 Replaced CHIEF WAWATAM, Straits.

1972 Owned Bultema-Ingram; ran Detroit, MI-Windsor, ONT route with tug PRESCOTONT.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
American Bureau of Shipping
Donald V. Baut
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Peter J. VanderLinden
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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ANN ARBOR #3 (1898, Car Ferry (Rail Ferry))