Pere Marquette 17

1901                                  Pere Marquette 17                                  1961

Steel twin screw crosslake railroad carferry

Built at Cleveland OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 406
Launched May 18, 1901

350’ LOA, 338’ LBP, 56’ beam, 19’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, two triple expansion engines, 2500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 19, 1901 (#3)
338.0 x 56.0 x 19.5, 2775 GT, 1685 NT     US 150906     to:
American Ship Building Co., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Reenrolled at Port Huron MI Aug 21, 1901 (#9) to:
Pere Marquette Railroad Co., Grand Haven MI (home port to Saginaw MI)

Sold 1940 to State of Michigan and renamed City of Petoskey

Converted to passenger and automobile ferry at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works
Remeasured to 338.0 x 56.7 x 18.0, 2666 GT, 1811 NT

Rebuilt 1947 to a double ended ferry at Bay City MI
Remeasured to 2501 GT, 1622 NT

Sold 1959 to K & K Truck Trailer Service Co., Montague MI to ferry trailers across Lake Michigan.  Firm could not secure permit to engage in the proposed service and the vessel was returned to the State of Michigan.

Sold for scrap 1961 to Inland Ship Salvage Inc.  Scrapped at Ashtabula OH



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