Maritime History of the Great Lakes
PLEASURE
Description
Creator
Stanton, Samuel Ward, Attributed name
Item Type
Prints
Description
Sketch and notes on the Detroit River ferry PLEASURE
Notes
Illustration from Stanton, Samuel Ward, American Steam Vessels, 1895, page 475
Inscriptions

PLEASURE

Built 1893, at West Bay City, Mich., by F. W. Wheeler & Co.

Hull, of wood. Length 140 feet; breadth of beam, on water line, 35 feet, top sides 40 feet, on deck 52 feet; depth of hold 15 feet, average draft of water 12 feet.

Engine, three cylinder compound. Diameter 34, 24 and 34 inches, by stroke of 24 inches.

Boilers, Scotch each 10 foot sheel and 12 1/2 feet long.

Wheel, 4 blades. Diameter 10 feet; pitch 13 feet.

The Pleasure was built for the Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor Ferry Company, and is a typical Detroit River ferry, the finest ever turned out up to 1894. Speed 16 miles an hour; capacity for a large number of passengers.

Publisher
Smith & Stanton
Place of Publication
New York
Date of Original
1895
Date Of Event
1893
Subject(s)
Local identifier
483
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
Copyright Statement
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PLEASURE


Sketch and notes on the Detroit River ferry PLEASURE