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  • ESSEX (1860, Ferry)
    ESSEX (1860, Ferry)
    Ship       Final Date: 1886; Dimensions (LBD): 81' x 19' x 8' ; 1860, Sep 14 Ran Windsor, ONT - Detroit, MI, competing with GEM, ARGO & UNDINE; cabins added this year. 1874 Rebuilt; lengthened 10', 90 x 25 x 8.5', 142 gross tons; ran Port Huron, MI - Sarnia, ONT. 1877 ...
    Ship     Final Date: 1886; Dimensions (LBD): 81' x 19' x 8' ; 1860, Sep 14 Ran Windsor, ONT - Detroit, MI, competing with GEM, ARGO & UNDINE; cabins added this year. ...
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  • ADVANCE (1886, Tug (Towboat))
    ADVANCE (1886, Tug (Towboat))
    Ship       Official No.: 90775; Final Date: 25 Oct 1903; Dimensions (LBD): 48.8' x 15.1' x 4' ; 1897 Owned W. Holder, Windsor, ONT. 1903 Owned William A. Kennedy, Manitoulin Island.; Original Owner: William Balmer (Bulmer); Final Location: Between Spanish River and Soo. Lake Huron., Fire; Caught fire and burned, total loss. ...
    Ship     Official No.: 90775; Final Date: 25 Oct 1903; Dimensions (LBD): 48.8' x 15.1' x 4' ; 1897 Owned W. Holder, Windsor, ONT. 1903 Owned William A. Kennedy, Manitoulin Island.; Original ...
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  • HURON (1859, Barge)
    HURON (1859, Barge)
    Ship       Final Date: 1875; Dimensions (LBD): 226' x 44' x 13' ; 1859, Oct 13 Launched as railway ferry; used current to transverse river, later received steam power, chain being attached to either bank, passing through a sheave in the center of the boat proved to be a failure; ran Port ...
    Ship     Final Date: 1875; Dimensions (LBD): 226' x 44' x 13' ; 1859, Oct 13 Launched as railway ferry; used current to transverse river, later received steam power, chain being attached ...
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  • ST. PETER (1858, Scow Schooner)
    ST. PETER (1858, Scow Schooner)
    Ship       Dimensions (LBD): 52' x 15.6' x 3' ; 1858 Registered Windsor, ONT. 1877 Owned P. Demarais, Tilbury, ONT.
    Ship     Dimensions (LBD): 52' x 15.6' x 3' ; 1858 Registered Windsor, ONT. 1877 Owned P. Demarais, Tilbury, ONT.
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  • TRANSIT (1854, Ferry)
    TRANSIT (1854, Ferry)
    Ship       Original Owner: G.R.R.R.
    Ship     Original Owner: G.R.R.R.
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  • UNION (1856, Ferry)
    UNION (1856, Ferry)
    Ship       Final Date: 16 Jun 1876; Dimensions (LBD): 163' x 33.3' x 10' ; 1856, Nov 25 First launched 1857-1874 Shuttled across Detroit River 1869 1,190 gross/999 net tons 1874 Servicing Sarnia, ONT-Port Huron, MI; reportedly lost. 1874, Dec 9 Machineries taken out 1875 Laid up 1876, Jun 16 Burned, Port ...
    Ship     Final Date: 16 Jun 1876; Dimensions (LBD): 163' x 33.3' x 10' ; 1856, Nov 25 First launched 1857-1874 Shuttled across Detroit River 1869 1,190 gross/999 net tons 1874 Servicing ...
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  • KENT (1869, Steamer)
    KENT (1869, Steamer)
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  • DOW, L. A. (1873, Schooner)
    DOW, L. A. (1873, Schooner)
    Ship       Other Names: LAURA; Final Date: 13 Aug 1893; Dimensions (LBD): 140' x 26.2' x 11.8' ; 1873, Jul 30 Launched as LAURA. 1873, Oct 31 Dragged anchors, went ashore near South Fredricksburg; raised by tug WELLINGTON. 1876 Foundered near Oswego, NY. 1882, Sep In Toledo & Kingston grain trade. 1893, ...
    Ship     Other Names: LAURA; Final Date: 13 Aug 1893; Dimensions (LBD): 140' x 26.2' x 11.8' ; 1873, Jul 30 Launched as LAURA. 1873, Oct 31 Dragged anchors, went ashore near ...
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  • SOPHIA (1844, Schooner)
    SOPHIA (1844, Schooner)
    Ship       Final Date: 10 Oct 1854; Dimensions (LBD): 84.5' x 18.5' x 8.5' ; 1844, Oct Damaged in gale near Penetanguishene, ONT. 1847, Nov 30 Owned Matthew B. Cox. 1849, Mar 15 Robert Gaskin; mortgage default. 1849, Nov Carried wood Maitland, ONT to Buffalo, NY. 1850 Ran Kingston, ONT to England. ...
    Ship     Final Date: 10 Oct 1854; Dimensions (LBD): 84.5' x 18.5' x 8.5' ; 1844, Oct Damaged in gale near Penetanguishene, ONT. 1847, Nov 30 Owned Matthew B. Cox. 1849, Mar ...
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  • FLORENCE (1866, Steamer)
    FLORENCE (1866, Steamer)
    Ship       Other Names: CHEROKEE; Official No.: 77691; Dimensions (LBD): 92' x 20' x 7' ; 1866, Aug 5 Launched; ran as ferry, Windsor - Detroit, MI. 1867 Registered Windsor. 1867, May 18 Chartered Erie & Ontario Railway Co. & ran Buffalo, NY & Fort Erie, ONT. 1868, Jan 28 Owned John ...
    Ship     Other Names: CHEROKEE; Official No.: 77691; Dimensions (LBD): 92' x 20' x 7' ; 1866, Aug 5 Launched; ran as ferry, Windsor - Detroit, MI. 1867 Registered Windsor. 1867, May ...
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  • LAKESIDE (1888, Propeller)
    LAKESIDE (1888, Propeller)
    Ship       Other Names: RUSSELL, JOSEPH L.; Official No.: 90778; Final Date: 15 Nov 1929; Dimensions (LBD): 121' x 26' x 9.3' ; 1888, Jul 27 Registered Windsor, ONT; designed by A. M. Kirby. 1888 Excursions, Detroit, MI - Cleveland, OH. 1889 Ran Toronto - Port Dalhousie, ONT. 1893 Owned Niagara, St. ...
    Ship     Other Names: RUSSELL, JOSEPH L.; Official No.: 90778; Final Date: 15 Nov 1929; Dimensions (LBD): 121' x 26' x 9.3' ; 1888, Jul 27 Registered Windsor, ONT; designed by A. ...
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  • MORNING STAR (1861, Scow)
    MORNING STAR (1861, Scow)
    Ship       Dimensions (LBD): 66.8' x 19.8' x 5' ; Original Owner: John Kelly
    Ship     Dimensions (LBD): 66.8' x 19.8' x 5' ; Original Owner: John Kelly
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  • CATHERINE (1809, Schooner)
    CATHERINE (1809, Schooner)
    Ship       Other Names: SALINA; Final Date: 1813; 1809 Owned Dobbins & Reed, Erie, PA. 1812 Captured by British at Mackinac 1812 - 13 En route Port Dover to Malden, abandoned in ice on Lake Erie; seized by Capt. Dobbins near Erie, PA; stripped & burned.; Final Location: 9 - 10 miles ...
    Ship     Other Names: SALINA; Final Date: 1813; 1809 Owned Dobbins & Reed, Erie, PA. 1812 Captured by British at Mackinac 1812 - 13 En route Port Dover to Malden, abandoned in ...
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  • WILLIAM P. COWAN (1918, Tank Vessel)
    WILLIAM P. COWAN (1918, Tank Vessel)
    Ship       Other Names: AMOCO ILLINOIS; Official No.: 216311; Final Date: 1987; Dimensions (LBD): 414' x 55' x 28' ; 1918 Owned Standard Oil Co (Indiana) 1962 Owned American Oil Co (Standard Oil Co); renamed AMOCO ILLINOIS 1986 Scrapped in Ontario, 1986-1987; Original Owner: Standard Oil Co; Final Location: Windsor, Ontario, Scrapped ...
    Ship     Other Names: AMOCO ILLINOIS; Official No.: 216311; Final Date: 1987; Dimensions (LBD): 414' x 55' x 28' ; 1918 Owned Standard Oil Co (Indiana) 1962 Owned American Oil Co (Standard ...
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