Registry and Rig Information
Dimensions and Tonnage
|Rebuilds||Tonnage change, January, 1967 (1684 gross - 909 net).|
|History||Unofficially renamed \"PLEASURAMA\" In 1960.Built to run Buffalo-Crystal Beach, Ontario.
Chartered in spring, 1958, to Seaway Excurtion Lines, Ltd.,
Toledo, OH. Sold by U.S. District Court, October 15, 1958, for
$28,500, to satisfy claims of crew for back wages.
Sold by U.S. Marshal's sale, June 13, 1960. Laid in Old River
Bed, Cleveland, OH, for long period, then moved to Buffalo, NY.
Towed to Fairport, OH, on August 26, 1966, by tug BURRO, for
rumored conversion to nightclub. Arrived in tow at Cleveland,
OH, August 16, 1967. Sold in May 1968, to Jim Vinci, operatior
of Diamond Jim's Restaurant, Cleveland, for $3,600, again for
rumored conversion to nightclub. Laid up in Collision Bend,
Rammed Toledo Terminal Railroad bridge, at Toledo, OH, July 31,
1958, injuring three people.
Had a hole eighteen inches across torn in bow by ice flows
while tied to dock in Maumee River, Toledo, February 13, 1959;
almost sank there.
Broke from her moorings and sank at Collision Bend, Cleveland,
OH, on February 18, 1981.
Raised by the Northrup Contracting Co., June 21, 1983. Moved
to Ashtabula for refitting or repairs, towed by the JIGGS.
|Disposition||Removed from documentation, September/October, 1971. Raised for possible refitting. Scrapped at Port Colborne, Ont. in 2004.|
|Builder||Buffalo Dry Dock Co.|
|Place Built||Buffalo, NY|
|Name||Begin Date||End Date||Registry||Official Number|
|Lake Erie Excursion Co.||1910-00-00||1924-00-00||U.S.||207479|
|Buffalo & Crystal Beach Corp.||1924-00-00||1934-00-00||U.S.||207479|
|Crystal Beach Transit Co.||1934-00-00||1958-00-00||U.S.||207479|
|Toledo Excursion Lines||1958-00-00||1960-00-00||U.S.||207479|
|Lucas County Bank||1960-00-00||1960-00-00||U.S.||207479|
|Pleasurama Excursion Line||1960-00-00||1966-00-00||U.S.||207479|
|Mowbrays Floating Equipment Exchange, Inc.||1967-00-00||1967-00-00||U.S.||207479|
|Waterman Steamship Corp.||1967-00-00||1968-00-00||U.S.||207479|
|Sea-Land Service, Inc.||1968-00-00||1968-00-00||U.S.||207479|
|U.S. Maritime Administration||1968-00-00||1968-00-00||U.S.||207479|
|Northrup Contracting, Inc.||U.S.|