Eastern States

1902                                  Eastern States                                  1956

Steel sidewheel passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 144
Launched Dec 17, 1901

350’ LBP, 45’3” beam, 19’6” depth
4 decks, coal-fired boilers, compound engine, 4200 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 31, 1902 (#67)
350.0 x 44.0 x 19.9, 3077 GT, 1566 NT     US 136981     to:
Detroit Shipbuilding Co.

Reenrolled June 2, 1902 (#68) to:
Detroit & Buffalo Steamboat Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1902

Sold 1909 to Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co., Detroit MI

Laid up end of 1950 season at Detroit MI

Fleet discontinued operations May 1951

Sold for scrap June 21, 1956 to Lake Shore Steel Co. and Siegel Iron & Metal Co., Detroit MI.

Towed into Lake St. Clair Dec 12, 1956 and burned as a spectacle to remove her wooden cabin structures.  Hulk sold to Steel Company of Canada, towed to May 1957 to Hamilton ON and scrapped there.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 100

 

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