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Name: HURON
Type: Train Ferry
Launched: 1875
Completed: 1875
Builder: Palmer’s Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 314
Dimensions: 1052grt, 688nrt, 238.5 x 53.9 x 12.8ft
Engines: 2 x 1cyl (30 x 30ins), 300rhp
Engines by: T Wilson & Co, Dundas, Ontario
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 71216
History:
1875 Grand Trunk Railway Company, Sarnia, Ontario
20/01/1923 Canadian National Railways
No later history know
Comments: Shipped in sections and re-erected at Point Edward, Ontario by John Smith
03/06/1875: Launched at Point Edward
1875: On service between Sarnia & Port Huron
1888: Reboilered with 2 x Scotch boilers
1898: On service between Windsor & Detroit
1913: Reboilered with 2 x Scotch boilers
1975: Upper structure removed & reduced to a car float
198X: Laid up at Ecorse, abandoned in a sunken condition


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