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Name Official number Flag IMO
GREAT WESTERN  80576  CAN   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1866  06/09/1866   
Vessel type Vessel description
Ferry Rail  Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow Clydeholm Yard  136 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1252 grt / 662 nrt / 220.0 ft  40.2 ft  13.6 ft   
Engine builder ,
Engine detail
Paddle steamer. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Great Western Railway of Canada (The Grand Trunk Railway of Canada)     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1882 registered at Windsor Ontario.
03/12/1923 sold by GWR-CNRy to Essex Transit Co and reduced to a barge.
1932 Walllaceburg Sand & Gravel Co. Ltd.
1939 Pine Ridge Navigation Co. Ltd.
1966 United Towing & Salvage Co. Ltd.
 
Vessel history
Detroit River rail car ferry.
1866 erected by Henry Jenkins, Windsor, Ontario from 10,878 pieces shipped to Walkerville, engine by Gartshore, Dunas, Ontario.
700 Passengers listed. 
Remarks
Image on Bowling Green State University site. 
End year Fate / Status
    
Disposal Detail
By 1966 broken up at Sorel, PQ (but 1962 quoted.) 
 

 



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