- Propulsion Type
- Tonnage Old Style
- 1221 84/95
- 10 feight cars & 8 passenger cars
History and Notes
- First railway car ferry on Great Lakes.
- 1857, Oct 5 Launched Buffalo, NY.
- 1857, Dec 3 Enrolled Buffalo, NY; first trip to Waterloo (Fort Erie), daily round trips for 17 years.
- 1860 Canadian registry.
- 1862, Mar Ring gave way damaging vessel and landing two freight cars in the river.
- 1865, May 4 Readmeasured 1135.92 tons.
- 1866 1122 tons.
- 1868 1135.92 gross tons; owned Buffalo, NY.
- 1870, Nov 17 Owned Grand Truck Railroad, Port Erie; track changed to universal 4'8.5" gauge.
- 1873, Nov 6 Laid up following opening International Bridge between Suspension Bridge, NY and Brideburg, ONT.
- 1874, Feb 8 Burned Fort Erie, ONT.
- William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
- Newspaper Clippings
- Lytle List
- John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
- Jack Messmer
- Gerry Metzler
- Erik Heyl, Early American Steamers
- David Swayze Shipwreck Database
- C.E. Feltner Enrollments Database
- C. Patrick Labadie
- Board of Lake Underwriters
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- 2008-02-21 17:36:43