PERE MARQUETTE 17

Registry and Rig Information

Name PERE MARQUETTE 17
Registry U.S.
Official Number 150906
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 338.00
Width 56.00
Depth 19.42
Gross Tonnage 2775.00
Net Tonnage 1685.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00406

Vessel History

Rebuilds Converted to auto ferry for service across Straits of Mackinac, 1940-1941, by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, MI (338 x 56.58 x 18; 2666 gross - 1811 net). Tonnage change, 1947 (2501 gross - 1622 net).
History K. & K. Trailer Ferry service was refused a permit by the Interstate Commerce Commission, after planning to carry truck trailers across Lake Michigan. Thus the vessel was never placed in commission by them.As PERE MARQUETTE 17: Driven aground six miles north of Ludington, MI, in blinding snow storm, January 6, 1909, Manitowoc for Ludington. Released two weeks later by tugs WELCOME and KNIGHT TEMPLAR, and taken to Milwaukee for repairs.
Disposition Sold in spring, 1961, to Acme Scrap Iron & Metal Co., and arrived at Ashtabula, OH, May 15, 1961, for scrapping. Removed from documentation, October, 1964.

Build Information

Builder American Shipbuilding Co.
Place Built Cleveland, OH
Date Built 1901-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
CITY OF PETOSKEY1941-00-001961-00-00U.S.150906

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Pere Marquette Railway Co.1901-00-001940-00-00U.S.150906
State of Michigan (Dept. of Highways)1940-00-001959-00-00U.S.150906
K. & K. Truck Trailer Ferry Service1959-00-001961-00-00U.S.150906