City of Toledo

1891                                  City of Toledo                                  1947

Steel sidewheel day excursion passenger vessel

Built at Toledo OH by Craig Shipbuilding Co., Hull 45
Launched Jan 24, 1891

220’ LOA, 212’ LBP, 31’6” beam, 22’3” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1350 IHP

Enrolled at Toledo OH June 5, 1891 (#16)
212.0 x 31.7 x 12.8, 1003.88 GT, 654.11 NT     US 126738     to:
Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo OH (home port Toledo OH)

Entered service 1891

Reenrolled at Toledo OH May 17, 1892 (#26) to:
The Toledo & Islands Steamboat Co., Toledo OH, A. W. Colton, Mgr.

Served 1893 season at Chicago IL during the Columbian Exposition carrying passengers between downtown and the fair grounds at Jackson Park

Sold 1896 to White Star Line, Detroit MI, C. F. Bielman, Mgr. (home port to Detroit MI)

Remeasured 1912 to 698 GT, 389 NT

Lengthened 40’ feet 1916 at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Ship Building Co.  Second stack added.
Remeasured to 252.0 x 33.2 x 12.8, 796 GT, 436 NT

Laid up after 1923 season

Sold 1926 to Anchor Line, Detroit MI

Sold 1930 to Dewey G. Gebo, Chicago IL

Sold 1931 to I. M. Massey, Superior WI

Sold 1932 to Charles V. Fix, Grand Island NY.  Towed to Grand Island and reduced to an automobile and passenger ferry, operating across the Niagara River between Buffalo NY and Fort Erie Ont.
Remeasured to 250.6 x 33.7 x 12.2, 670 GT, 422 NT

Did not operate after 1941

Sold 1947 to Steel Company of Canada, Hamilton Ont. for scrapping.  Scrapped there 1948.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian March 1949 (#5)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 134



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