The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Geneva (1875)


Year of Build:
1875
Official Number:
72558
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Portsmouth, Ontario
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Dimensions
Tonnage (gross):
97
Final Disposition
How:
To U.S.A.
History

93x20x5 Owned by Kingston & Cape Vincent Ferry Co. 1876; W. Nickle, Kingston 1877; to L. Springer, Hamilton 1880; to J. Turner, Toronto 1882; to Rathbun Company, Deseronto 1888. Built by G. Chaffey & Bro., Portsmouth Ont. Engine 14x14 by builder. As built, accommodated 50 cattle on forward deck, 400 [sic] passengers on upper deck. Special shallow-draft propeller system developed by builders. Always used as ferry, various locations.

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Geneva (1875)