Ann Arbor No. 4

1906                                  Ann Arbor No. 4                                  1958 (1973)

Steel twin-screw crosslake passenger and railroad carferry

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 436
Launched Oct 20, 1906

270’ LOA, 259’ LBP, 52’ beam, 19’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, 2 triple expansion engines, 1170 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Nov 19, 1906 (#37)
259.0 x 52.0 x 19.0, 1884 GT, 1082 NT     US 203695     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Reenrolled at Grand Haven MI March 12, 1907 (#49) to:
Ann Arbor Railroad Co., Toledo OH

Struck pier at Franfort MI Feb 14, 1923 and sank.  Refloated and towed to Manitowoc WI for repairs.
Remeasured to 259.0 x 52.1 x 17.6, 1778 GT, 722 NT

Sold 1937 to Michigan State Highway Commission, Lansing MI and renamed City of Cheboygan.
Converted to automobile and passenger ferry for service across the Straits of Mackinac between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace MI.
Remeasured to 259.0 x 53.1 x 16.6, 1770 GT, 942 NT

Rebuilt 1949 to double ended ferry
Remeasured to 1786 GT, 937 NT

Retired after new Mackinac Bridge opened in Nov 1957.

Sold 1958 to Washington Island Storage Corporation, retired from active service and converted to a potato processing plant at Washington Island WI and later at Benton Harbor MI.

Renamed Edward H. Anderson 1960

Sold for scrap 1973 to Italian shipbreakers and towed to Quebec QC.  Cleared Quebec Oct 18, 1973 with str. City of Munising towed by German tug Seetrans I for Genoa Italy.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 28



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