1903 Pere Marquette 20 1961 (1973)
Steel twin screw crosslake railroad carferry
Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 419
Launched Nov 14, 1903
350’ LOA, 338’ LBP, 56’ beam, 19’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, two triple expansion engines, 2300 IHP
Enrolled at Cleveland OH Dec 11, 1903 (Temp #40)
338.0 x 56.0 x 19.5, 2626 GT, 1495 NT US 200531 to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)
Reenrolled at Cleveland OH Dec 12, 1903 (Temp #41) to:
Eastern Equipment Co. (home port to Manitowoc WI)
Entered service 1903
Reenrolled at Milwaukee WI Jan 9, 1904 (#39) to:
Pere Marquette Steamship Co., Grand Haven MI
Home port to Grand Haven MI 1906
Sold 1938 to State of Michigan, converted to passenger and automobile ferry at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. and renamed City of Munising.
Remeasured to 2620 GT, 1546 NT
Converted 1948 to double ended ferry
Remeasured to 2585 GT, 1684 NT
Fleet laid up when the Mackinac Bridge opened
Sold 1959 to K & K Truck Service Co., Montague MI to carry loaded trucks between Muskegon MI and Milwaukee WI but arrangements necessary to establish the operation could not be established and the sale was cancelled.
Sold 1961 to Washington Island Storage Corporation for potato storage and retired from transportation service. Reduced to floating potato storage barge at Benton Harbor MI (remeasured to 5376 GT, 5376 NT).
Sold for scrap 1973 to Italian shipbreakers and towed to Quebec QC. Cleared Quebec Oct 18, 1973 with str. Edward H. Anderson towed by German tug Seetrans I for Genoa Italy.