The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Orleans (Ferry), 2 May 1919


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The stm. FRANKLIN of the Niagara Ferry & Transportation Co.'s fleet has been places in operation as ferry boat between Ferry St. and Fort Erie. Autoists will be pleased to know that they can drive end-on since the FRANKLIN has been placed in service. Capt. Todd, U.S. Steamboat Inspector, was well pleased with the condition of the FRANKLIN. The stm. FRANKLIN has been entirely remodeled and painted. Extensive repairs were made to her hull and decks, and her appearance has been generally improved.
The stm. ORLEANS has been taken off the service and is now undergoing annual repairs and inspection, and will be again placed in service on Saturday May 3. With the end-on loading and unloading the ORLEANS is capable of carrying 22 machines and the FRANKLIN 12 machines, and both boats can ioperate on 20 minute headway, giving increased facilities to handle the auto travel, which is increasing each day. Capt. R. Ward is master of the ORLEANS and T. Ralfe is chief engineer. Capt. M. Lutz is master of the FRANKLIN and Chas. Beach is chief engineer.
      Fort Erie Times
      May 2, 1919 1-3


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removed from service
Date of Original:
1919
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McN.E.16
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Orleans (Ferry), 2 May 1919