1899                                  Illinois                                  1947

Steel Great Lakes passenger and package freight vessel

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 35
Launched April 28, 1899

240’ LOA, 225’ LBP, 40’ beam, 26’ depth
3 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1350 IHP

Enrolled at Chicago IL June 17, 1899 (#89)
225.0 x 40.0 x 24.7, 2427 GT, 1468 NT     US 100680     to:
Northern Michigan Transportation Co., Chicago IL (home port Chicago IL)

Home port to Duluth MN 1901

Sold 1920 to Chicago, Racine & Milwaukee Line, Chicago IL (home port to Michigan City IN)

Sold 1922 to Goodrich Transit Co., Chicago IL (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold May 10, 1933 at U. S. Marshall’s sale to Wisconsin & Michigan Steamship Co., Milwaukee WI

Engine removed 1943 for installation in Lake Folcroft, the Ford Motor Co. barge which had been towed down the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans LA for off-Lakes service during World War II

Sold for scrap 1947 to Steel Company of Canada.  Towed to Hamilton ON and scrapped

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Oct 1952 (#38)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 220



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