Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 222835
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 134.00
Width 56.50
Depth 14.33
Gross Tonnage 379.00
Net Tonnage 251.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00243

Vessel History

History Ferry service across Detroit River discontinued on May 5, 1942. Lay idle at Walkerville, Ont., until towed to Duluth by tug ATOMIC, arriving there May 3, 1946. Ran lake rides \"around the Horn,\" and moonlights on St. Louis Bay; had large dance floor built. During season of 1950, ran moonlights out of Toledo, into lower Maumee Bay. Laid up at Windsor at end of season. Sold to Baudhuin Yacht Co., and towed to Sturgeon Bay, WI, by tug JOHN ROEN, 1952, for use as yacht club, but deal fell through. Houses and upper works removed for passage down Illinois Waterway; sold to Bisso Ferry Co., and towed to Lockport, IL, by tug JOHN ROEN (as far as Chicago), and by Great Lakes Towing Co. Never redocumented after May, 1952.
Disposition Removed from documentation, May, 1952. As of April 15, 1958, was lying in yard of Bisso Ferry Co., New Orleans, LA, as storehouse.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built River Rouge, MI
Date Built 1923-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Walkerville & Detroit Ferry Co.1923-00-001946-00-00U.S.222835
Duluth-Superior Steamship Co.1946-00-001950-00-00U.S.222835
Toledo Excursions, Inc. (MN)1950-00-001952-00-00U.S.222835