1893                                  Manitou                                  1937

Steel overnight passenger vessel

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 8
Launched May 20, 1893

290’ LOA, 275’ LBP, 42’ beam, 24’6” depth
3 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 2500 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL June 19, 1893 (#133)
274.7 x 42.2 x 20.8, 2944.66 GT, 2391.55 NT     US 92521     to:
S. F. Leopold (home port Chicago IL)

Until the 1930s was assigned to service between Chicago IL and Mackinac Island MI

Sold 1896 to Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transportation Co. Chicago IL (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold 1900 to Manitou Steamship Co., Chicago IL, N. F. Leopold, Mgr.

Sold 1907 to Northern Michigan Transportation Co., Chicago IL

Sold 1920 to Michigan Transit Co., Chicago IL

Laid up during early 1930s.

Sold 1933 to Isle Royale Transportation Co., Chicago IL and renamed Isle Royale  (1)

Laid up at Manistee MI at end of 1933 season.

Sold 1936 to Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI for scrap.  Burned at dock at Manistee MI night of Oct 10-11, 1936 while being dismantled.  Watchman burned to death.  Towed to Manitowoc, stripped and sold to John Roen, Sturgeon Bay WI, who planned to convert her to a barge but changed his mind.  Scrapped at Sturgeon Bay in 1937.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian April 1949 (#6)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 267




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