- Tonnage Gross
- Tonnage Net
- 5000 passengers
History and Notes
- Built for World's Excursion, Chicago, IL; only passenger whaleback ever built; carried 2 million passengers first year; once carried 6,300 passengers before 1898; ran Chicago - Jackson Park with Sunday trips to Milwaukee, WI; traveled 20 mph; called "marriage ship of the Lakes".
- 1892, Dec 3 Launched.
- 1894 - 97 Harrison Line, Chicago, IL; ran opposite Goodrich's VIRGINIA to Milwaukee, WI.
- 1898 Owned Chicago & Milwaukee Transportation Co.; chartered to Goodrich; rebuilt with fourth deck.
- 1902 Made 72 round trips carrying 18,500 passengers Chicago - Milwaukee.
- 1906, Apr 6 Owned Chicago & Milwaukee Transportation Co., Milwaukee.
- 1909, Jun 11 Goodrich Transit Co., Milwaukee.
- 1917, Jun 30 Damaged by collapse of water tower, Milwaukee; 17 lives lost.
- 1929 Laid up at Manitowoc, WI.
- 1933, Aug 15 Owned William F. Price, Chicago.
- 1934, Aug 17 Owned Chriscarala Corp., Duluth, MN.
- 1936 Scrapped Manitowoc, WI; metal sold to Japan.
- 1937, Nov 16 Documents surrendered.
- William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
- Scanner, Toronto Marine Historical Society
- Newspaper Clippings
- Inland Seas, Great Lakes Historical Society
- Great Lakes Register
- Enrollments, U.S. National Archives
- Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit-Mercy
- Dossin Great Lakes Museum
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- Date Added/Updated
- 2008-02-20 20:35:57
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This image is now available from the Alpena County Public Library Great Lakes Maritime Collection site. This MLibrary collection will be retired on April 16, 2018.
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