City of Midland 41

1941                                     City of Midland 41

Steel twin-screw Great Lakes passenger and crosslake railroad carferry

Built at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corporation, Hull 311
Keel laid March 21, 1940; launched Sept 18, 1940

407’ LOA, 388’2 ¼” LBP, 58’6” beam, 23’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, 2 Skinner Unaflow engines, 6000 SHP

Enrolled at
389.2 x 58.2 x 20.5, 3968 GT, 833 NT     US 240326     to:
Pere Marquette Railway Co., Detroit MI

Entered service March 12, 1941 clearing Manitowoc WI for Ludington MI

Fleet merged 1947 into Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co., Detroit MI

Sold 1983 to Michigan-Wisconsin Transportation Co., Ludington MI

Laid up fall 1988 with boiler mount problems and did not operate again as a carferry

Fleet sold 1990 to Lake Michigan Carferry Service, Ludington MI, Charles F. Conrad, Mgr.

Sold 1995 to Contessa Cruise Line, Lafayette LA for conversion to a casino vessel.  The sale was cancelled and vessel returned to previous owner.

Sold 1997 to Pere Marquette Shipping Co., Ludington MI.  Towed to Muskegon MI, where her cabins and engines were removed and she was converted to a crane-equipped barge

Renamed Pere Marquette 41 1998 and returned to service

Cargo of pig iron shifted Oct 8, 2000 in storm on Lake Michigan and both cargo and unloading equipment were lost overboard.  Repaired at Sturgeon Bay WI and returned to service in 2002.

IMO 5073894

In service 2012 for Pere Marquette Shipping



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