Pere Marquette 10

1945                              Pere Marquette 10                                             

Steel double twin-screw cross-river railroad carferry

Built at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Hull 393
Launched Oct 30, 1945

400’ LOA, 372’ LBP, 53’ beam, 22’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, 2  Skinner Unaflow engines, 2400 ihp

Enrolled at
386.0 x 53.2 x 18.5, 2769 GT, 762 NT     US 249091     to:
Pere Marquette Railway Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service Dec 1945 carrying railroad cars across the Detroit River between Detroit MI and Windsor ON

Fleet transferred 1947 to Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. 

Converted to barge 1974 at Toledo OH
Remeasured to 2777 GT, 2762 NT

Transferred to service across the St. Clair River between Port Huron MI and Sarnia ON

Laid up Oct 7, 1994 at Port Huron MI when a new rail tunnel across the St. Clair River eliminated the need for carferries

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