Roosevelt, Theodore

1906                                  Theodore Roosevelt                                  1950


Steel passenger and package freight vessel


Built at Toledo OH by Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Hull 107
Launched March 31, 1906

289’ LOA, 264’ LBP, 40’ beam, 16’ depth

2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 5000 IHP

Enrolled at Toledo OH April 10, 1906 (#14)
275.6 x 40.0 x 23.4, 1955 GT, 1330 NT     US 202941     to:
Toledo Shipbuilding Co., Toledo OH (home port Toledo OH)

Reenrolled at Chicago IL June 23, 1906 (#86) to:
Indiana Transportation Co., Chicago IL (home port Michigan City IN)

Entered service 1906 carrying passengers between Chicago IL and Michigan City IN

Sold April 1, 1918 to U. S. Navy and used as an officers’ training ship during World War I

Sold July 1, 1919 to Cleveland-Erieau Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Sold late 1926 to Chicago & Manitowoc Transportation Co., Manitowoc WI

Rebuilt 1927 at Manitowoc WI by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.

Transferred 1927 to Chicago Roosevelt Steamship Co., Milwaukee WI (home port to Duluth MN)

Chartered 1927-1931 seasons to Goodrich Transit Co., Chicago IL

Chartered 1942 season to Bob-Lo Excursion Co., Detroit MI

Sold 1944 to T. J. McGuire, Chicago IL

Transferred 1946 to Cleveland & Cedar Point Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Transferred 1947 to Cleveland & Buffalo Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Laid up end of 1947 season at Benton Harbor MI and did not operate again.

Sold for scrap 1950 to Cream City Wrecking Co., Milwaukee WI.  Towed to Milwaukee and scrapped.


See history in Detroit Marine Historian April 1950 (#14)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 345




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