Pere Marquette 20

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.



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