Western States

1902                                  Western States                                  1955 (1959)

Steel sidewheel passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 145
Launched Jan 18, 1902

350’ LBP, 45’3” beam, 19’6” depth
4 decks, coal-fired boilers, compound engine, 4200 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI June 14, 1902 (#73)
350.0 x 44.0 x 19.9, 3077 GT, 1566 NT     US 81811     to:
Detroit Shipbuilding Co.

Reenrolled June 14, 1902 (#74) to:
Detroit & Buffalo Steamboat Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1902

Sold 1909 to Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co., Detroit MI

Fleet discontinued operations May 1951

Sold 1955 to Overnighter Inc., Tawas City MI for use as a floating hotel at Tawas City and renamed Overnighter  (An unofficial name; the name was never registered.)

The hotel venture was unsuccessful.  Vessel towed 1959 to Bay City MI and scrapped.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 389

 

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