Peerless

1872                                               Peerless                            1910

Wooden Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Cleveland OH by Ira Lafrinier
Launched June 15, 1872

220’ LOA, 211’ LBP, 39’8” beam, 23’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, high pressure condensing engine, 700 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL July 3, 1872 (#2)
211.0 x 39.9 x 12.5, 1199.50 tons     US 20470     to:
J. Austrian (Leopold & Austrian’s Lake Superior Line), Chicago IL (home port Chicago IL)

Remeasured 1875 to 1202.56 tons

Remeasured 1876 to 1199.50 tons (913.10 NT 1883)

Remeasured 1888 to 912.70 NT

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

Sold 1906 to Chicago Transportation Co., Chicago IL, J. G. Keith & Co, Mgr.

Used briefly during this period as a gambling vessel anchored off Chicago.

Sold 1907 to Muskegon & Chicago Navigation Co., Muskegon MI and renamed Muskegon  (1).

Converted 1908 to bulk freighter at Chicago IL by Ship Owners Dry Dock Co.
Remeasured to 941 GT, 655 NT

Sold 1909 to Independent Sand Co., Chicago IL

Converted to sandsucker at Muskegon MI

Burned Oct 6, 1910 at Muskegon MI while unloading cargo of sand.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 12, 1910.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian April 1952 (#3
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 321

 

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