1901 Argo 1917 (1930s)
Steel Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel
Built at Toledo OH by Craig Shipbuilding Co., Hull 81
Launched April 4, 1901
190’ LOA, 170’’ LBP, 31’ beam, 12’6” depth
3 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 700 IHP
Enrolled at Toledo OH April 2, 1901 (#8)
173.5 x 31.6 x 20.8, 1089 GT, 740 NT US 107627 to:
Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo OH (home port Toledo OH)
Reenrolled at Duluth MN Aug 24, 1901 (#9) to:
A. Booth Packing Co., Chicago IL (home port to Duluth MN)
Sold 1902 to Graham & Morton Transportation Co., Benton Harbor MI
Wrecked Nov 24, 1905 in gale north of the north pier, Holland MI, Lake Michigan. Salvaged by Reid Wrecking Co., Port Huron MI and laid up at Manitowoc WI pending resolution of a dispute between her owners and the insurance underwriters.
Sold 1910 to Chicago, Racine & Milwaukee Steamship Co., Chicago IL, a subsidiary of Northern Michigan Transportation Co. and renamed Racine
Repaired at Manitowoc by Manitowoc Dry Dock Co. and returned to service.
Sold July 26, 1917 to J. W. Elwell & Co. for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.
Renamed Rene (France) 1917
Scrapped late 1930s
See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 11