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Grand Island (Propeller), U207917, 1 Jul 1910


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NEW STEEL FERRYBOAT LAUNCHED SUCCESSFULLY.
      The new steel ferry boat GRAND ISLAND was launched Saturday afternoon in the harbor near Niagara and Wayne streets. It is expected that the new steamer will be ready for operation Sept. 1. Regular trips between Grand Island and Buffalo will be made. The boat will have a capacity of 350 passengers and 30 vehicles. It is 114 feet long over all and a gross tonnage of 222 tons. Engines will be installed to operate two six-foot twin screws. The cabins will be fitted with all modern conveniences for passengers and the large deck space will make her one of the finest boats of her class. The boat was designed by Henry Rice and is being built for C. Parson's Sons.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 18, 1910
     
     
Steam screw GRAND ISLAND. U. S. No. 207917. Of 222 gross tons; 151 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y. 1910. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 102.2 x 29.0 x 11.2 Ferry service. Crew of 4. Of 250 indicated horsepower. Steel built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911
     


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launch, Buffalo
Date of Original:
1910
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McN.E.4836
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Grand Island (Propeller), U207917, 1 Jul 1910