Pere Marquette 22

1924                                  Pere Marquette 22                                  1973 (19

Steel twin-screw crosslake railroad and passenger carferry

Built at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Corporation, Hull 209
Keel laid Dec 20, 1923;  launched July 22, 1924

360’ LOA, 348’ LBP, 56’ beam, 21’6” depth
3 decks, 2 coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engines, 2700 IHP

Enrolled at
347.9 x 56.2 x 19.2, 2985 GT, 1501 NT     US 224122     to:
Pere Marquette Railway Co., Ludington MI (home port Port Huron MI)

Entered service Sept 24, 1924

Additional passenger accommodations installed 1937
Remeasured to 3016 GT, 1532 NT

Home port to Muskegon MI 1944

Fleet merged 1947 into Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co.

Lengthened and repowered with Skinner Unaflow engines 1954 at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.
Remeasured to 387.9 length and 3558 GT, 1935 NT

Laid up during 1972 season and did not operate again for this fleet

Sold 1973 to Construction Aggregates Corporation, Chicago IL

Transferred 1973 to off-Lakes service for a Construction Aggregates subsidiary and left the Great Lakes.  Towed Nov 1973 to Sorel QC, where she was converted to a barge.  Cleared Quebec QC June 18, 1974 under for her new duties.

Renamed Pegasus (Panama) 1977

IMO 5274632

 

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