Michigan 2

1890                                  Michigan      2                                  1943

Steel sidewheel crossriver railroad carferry

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 76
Launched Oct 30, 1890

308’ LOA, 297’ LBP, 41’ beam, 15’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, horizontal condensing engine, 2000 IHP

Enrolled British 1475 GT, 1410 NT     Br 98904     to:
Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal QC (home port London, Eng.)

Laid up about 1920

Sold 1925 to Newaygo Co., Port Arthur ON, a subsidiary of Consolidated Water Power & Paper Co., Wisconsin Rapids WI and converted to a pulpwood barge (home port to Port Arthur ON)
Enrolled Canadian 296.5 x 41.3 x 15.6, 1730 GT, 778 NT     Can 98904

Remeasured 1927 to 1396 GT, 1354 NT

Sold 1929 to John Harrison & Sons Co., Owen Sound ON (home port Owen Sound ON)

Stranded Nov 14, 1943 on Lottie Wolf Island, Christian Islands, southeastern Georgian Bay.  No lives lost.  Steamer Riverton had stranded on nearby Hope Island with a cargo of grain for Midland ON and vessel had lightered a part of her cargo to float her off when she was blown on a reef in a northwest gale.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 14, 1943




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