City of Grand Rapids

1912                                  City of Grand Rapids                                  1951

Steel passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 455
Launched March 16, 1912

310’ LOA, 290’ LBP, 48’ beam, 27’ depth
5 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 4000 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 5, 1912 (#55)
291.0 x 48.0 x 27.0, 3061 GT, 1572 NT     US 210065     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH

Reenrolled at Chicago IL June 5, 1912 to:
Graham & Morton Transportation Co., Chicago IL (home port to Michigan City IN)

Entered service 1912

Fleet merged 1925 into Goodrich Transit Co., Chicago IL

Home port to Duluth MN 1925

Fleet went into receivership Dec 1932

Sold at auction May 1933 to Michigan Trust Co., Grand Rapids MI

Sold 1937 to Chicago-Milwaukee Steamship Line, Chicago IL, E. E. Taylor, Mgr.

Sold 1942 to Cleveland & Buffalo Steamship Co., Chicago IL, T. J. McGuire, Mgr.

Sold for scrap 1951.  Scrapped at Hamilton ON

See history in Detroit Marine Historian July-Aug 1951 (#26)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 117



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