City of Benton Harbor

1904                                  City of Benton Harbor                                  1938

Steel sidewheel Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Toledo OH by Craig Shipbuilding Co., Hull 100

260’ LOA, 248’ LBP, 37’ beam, 15’6” depth
3 decks, coal-fired boilers, compound engine, 3000 IHP

Enrolled at Toledo OH June 15, 1904 (#13)
251.8 x 36.5 x 14.4, 1286 GT, 811 NT     US 200919     to:
Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo OH (home port Toledo OH)

Entered service 1904

Reenrolled at Chicago IL June 12, 1906 (#81) to:
Graham & Morton Transportation Co., Milwaukee WI

Fleet merged 1924 into Goodrich Transit Co., Chicago IL

Fleet went bankrupt Dec 1932.  Vessel laid up at Benton Harbor MI and sold at auction at Chicago IL in May 1933 to Michigan Trust Co., Grand Rapids MI as trustee for the bondholders.

Sold at auction Dec 16, 1935 to John Roen, Sturgeon Bay WI.

Used briefly as a floating dance hall in Green Bay WI.

Laid up 1938 at Sturgeon Bay WI, partly destroyed by fire Nov 23, 1938 and scrapped 1942 at Sturgeon Bay.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian April 1957 (#9)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 96



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