1927                                  Madison                                  1989

Steel twin-screw crosslake railroad carferry

Built at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corporation, Hull 227
Launched Jan 19, 1927

360’ LOA, 348’ LBP, 56’ beam, 21’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, 2 triple expansion engines, 2700 IHP

Enrolled at
347.9 x 56.2 x 19.2, 2942 GT, 1488 NT     US 226275     to:
Grand Trunk-Milwaukee Carferry Co., Milwaukee WI

Entered service 1927

Boilers converted to oil firing 1947

Failed inspection 1976, laid up at Muskegon MI and did not operate again

Vandals started fire aboard vessel Oct 7, 1987 at her layup dock, causing considerable damage

Sold for scrap 1989 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Towed to Port Colborne, where she was found to be too deep to enter the scrapping slip.  Towed to Port Maitland ON and scrapped there.

IMO 5216666



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