- Propulsion Type
- Tonnage Gross
- Tonnage Net
- 1200 passengers
History and Notes
- 1890, Mar 19 Launched, cost $185,000.
- 1890 Chicago & St Joseph / Benton Harbor, MI route.
- 1890, Jul 4 Caught in storm on Lake Michigan; reached Chicago safely.
- 1891 Lengthened to 226'; 1,164 / 737 tons.
- 1898 - 99 New Fletcher beam engine, 36 + 54" cylinders, 80" stroke, 1650hp at 30rpm.
- 1898, Jun Made record time of 3 hours, 21 minutes from Chicago to St Joseph.
- 1900 third deck added.
- 1905 Lengthened to 254'; 1,439 / 1,012 tons.
- 1914, Fall Caught fire on Lake Michigan; reached Chicago pier where fire doused.
- 1914 - 1915 Rebuilt at South Chicago, 1 stack; Renamed CITY OF ST JOSEPH.
- 1929 Idled by Depression, St.Joseph.
- 1933 Bought by B.P. Merrick from bankrupt Goodrich Transit Co.
- 1935, Dec Purchased for scrap by Woodmere Scrap Iron & Metal Co.
- 1936 Owned Capt. John Roen, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
- 1937 Made a barge.
- 1942, Sep 22 Sank.
- William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
- Newspaper Clippings
- Marine Review
- List of Merchant Vessels of the United States
- Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
- Great Lakes Register
- Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit-Mercy
- Ed Middleton
- Donald V. Baut
- David Swayze Shipwreck Datab
- Unique ID
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- Date Added/Updated
- 2008-02-20 18:49:02
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