The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
SAINT IGNACE


Description
Creator:
Stanton, Samuel Ward, Attributed name
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Prints
Description:
Sketch and notes on the Great Lakes car ferry SAINT IGNACE
Notes:
Illustration from Stanton, Samuel Ward, American Steam Vessels , 1895, page 351
Inscriptions:

Saint Ignace

Built 1888, at Detroit, Mich., by the Detroit Dry Dock Company

Hull, of Wood. Length of keel 198 1/2 feet; over all 231 feet; breadth of beam 51 feet; depth of hold 15 3/4 feet; moulded depth 24 feet; average draft of water 17 feet

Engines, two, vertical compound, turning a screw on either end. Diameter of cylinders of forward engine, 26 and 48 inches, by 40 inches stroke, after engine, diameter of cylinders 28 and 58 inches, by 48 inches stroke.

Boilers, three, of steel, cylindrical double ended

Wheels, forward 10 1/2 feet in diameter, with 15 feet pitch; after wheel, 12 feet in diameter and 16 1/2 feet pitch

Tonnage 1199.75 Gross 600.00 Net

A powerful ferry steamer, built to transport railroad cars between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, in the Straits of Mackinac, Mich. The first double screw ferryboat built in America, and used summer and winter. Capacity for 10 freight or 8 passenger cars; speed 15 miles per hour. Owned by the Mackinac Transportation Company.

Publisher:
Smith & Stanton
Place of Publication:
New York
Date of Original:
1895
Date Of Event:
1888
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
449
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
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SAINT IGNACE


Sketch and notes on the Great Lakes car ferry SAINT IGNACE