1903                                  Eastland                                   1948

Steel twin-screw day excursion passenger vessel

Built at Port Huron MI by Jenks Shipbuilding Co., Hull 25
Launched May 6, 1903

280’ LOA, 265’ LBP, 38’ beam, 22’8” depth
4 decks, coal-fired boilers, two triple expansion engines, 3000 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI July 15, 1903 (#5)
265.0 x 38.2 x 19.5, 1961 GT, 1218 NT     US 200031     to:
Jenks Shipbuilding Co., Port Huron MI

Reenrolled at Chicago IL July 23, 1903 (#9) to:
Michigan Steamship Co., Chicago IL (home port to Michigan City IN)

Sold 1907 to Eastland Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Rocky River OH)

Sold 1915 to Chicago-St. Joseph Navigation Co., St. Joseph MI

Rolled over July 24, 1915 at her dock at Chicago IL


Sold 1917 at auction to U. S. Navy.  Rebuilt as a naval training gunboat at Chicago IL by Chicago Shipbuilding Co. and renamed U. S. S. Wilmette.  Operated 1917-1946 out of Chicago as a training vessel.

Scrapped 1948 at Chicago IL.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Dec 1958 (#100)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 169



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