City of Mackinac

1893                                  City of Mackinac                                                 1940

Steel sidewheel overnight passenger vessel

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 116
Launched May 2, 1893

275’ LOA, 266’ LBP, 38’ beam, 24’4” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, vertical beam engine, 2400 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Aug 16, 1893 (#14)
266.0 x 69.2 x 13.4, 1749.65 GT, 1277.86 NT     US 126988     to:
Detroit & Cleveland Steam Navigation Co., Detroit MI, David Carter, Mgr. (home port Detroit MI)

Name of firm changed 1898 to Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co.

Renamed City of Mackinac II 1912

Out of service at Detroit MI 1920 and 1921 seasons

Sold Dec 22, 1921 to Graham & Morton Transportation Co., Chicago IL.

Renamed City of Holland 1922

Fleet merged 1925 into Goodrich Transit Co., Chicago IL (home port to Duluth MN)

Firm went bankrupt Dec 1932.  Vessel laid up at Chicago IL and taken over 1933 by Michigan Trust Co.

Sold Dec 1935 at Marshal’s sale to John Roen, Sturgeon Bay WI.  Towed to Sturgeon Bay in 1936 and scrapped there in 194

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Feb 1958 (#92)
Also Oct 1964 (#151)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 124

 

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