North American

1913                                  North American                                  1967 (1967)

Steel passenger vessel

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 107
Keel laid Nov 11, 1913; launched Jan 16, 1913

280’ LOA, 259’ LBP, 47’ beam, 17’6” depth
5 decks, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 2000 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL
259.0 x 47.1 x 18.3, 2317 GT, 1262 NT     US 211076     to:
Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Co., Chicago IL (home port Michigan City IN)

Entered service 1913

Boilers converted to oil firing winter 1922-1923 at Detroit MI and second stack added

Sold 1963 to Canadian Holiday Line, Erie PA

Firm failed 1964 and vessel sold July 30, 1964 at U. S. Marshal’s sale to Harold D. Caldwell, Chicago IL.  Traded back to the mortgage holder, Security Peoples Trust Co., Erie PA for 4000 acres of Tennessee woodland.

Sold at auction July 28, 1967 to Seafarers International Union for use as a training vessel at Piney Point MD.

Foundered Sept 13, 1967 off Nantucket Island MA while being towed from Boston MA to Norfolk VA.



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