St. Ignace

1888                                  St. Ignace                                    1916

Wooden twin-screw Great Lakes railroad carferry

Built at Detroit MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 85
Launched Dec 20, 1887

232’ LOA, 215’ LBP, 52’ beam, 16’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engines (1 forward, 2 aft), 2000 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 5, 1888
215.6 x 52.3 x 15.8, 1199.75 GT, 600.00 NT     US 116191     to:
Mackinac Transportation Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service April 1888

Sold 1915 to James Whalen, Port Arthur ON (home port to Port Arthur ON)

Purchased for use as an icebreaker at Port Arthur ON
Enrolled Canadian at 220.0 x 52.3 x 19.0, 1476 GT, 935 NT     Can 134017  

Burned Aug 30, 1916 at Port Arthur ON in drydock at Western Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co.

Reportedly sold to T. L. Durocher, De Tour MI for use as a stone lighter and abandoned  in 1929.  Continued to be listed on Canada List of Shipping under James Whalen ownership until register closed in 1930.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 307






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