Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 150740
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 338.00
Width 57.58
Depth 34.75
Gross Tonnage 5580.00
Net Tonnage 4133.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00119

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage and dimension change, 1897 (337 x 57.58 x 17; 2443 gross - 1634 net).
History First enrolled at Port Huron, MI, January 8, 1897.Was first steel-hulled car ferry on Lake Michigan; arrived at Ludington from West Bay City on February 13, 1897. Made maiden voyage, Ludington-Manitowoc, on February 17, 1897.
Was transferred to Marquette & Bessemer route, Conneaut, Ohio-Port Dover, during 1910 season as replacement for sunken MARQUETTE & BESSEMER NO. 2.
Was serving out of Conneaut again in 1915.
Laid up at Ludington, MI, in 1930, and was never placed back in service.
As PERE MARQUETTE: Struck and sunk fish tug T.M. FERRY, at Pere Marquette Lumber Co., dock, Ludington, MI, on February 21, 1897.
Collided with and sank scow SILVER LAKE in fog, May 28, 1900, about twelve miles off Manitowoc, WI; 1 life lost on scow.
Disposition Scrapped at Manitowoc, WI, in winter, 1935-1936.

Build Information

Builder Wheeler, F.W. & Co.
Place Built West Bay City, MI
Date Built 1897-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
PERE MARQUETTE 151924-00-001935-00-00U.S.150740

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Pere Marquette Railway Co.1897-00-001935-00-00U.S.150740