Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 200459
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 338.00
Width 56.00
Depth 19.42
Gross Tonnage 2626.00
Net Tonnage 1548.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00418

Vessel History

Rebuilds Reduced to pulpwood barge, with traveling crane, 1940, at Sturgeon Bay, WI (338 x 56 x 16.58; 2674 gross - 2674 net). Reduced to flat deck barge at Sturgeon Bay, 1974.
History Under charter, summer, 1906, to Ann Arbor Railway Co. Under charter, 1924, to Grand Trunk Railway Co.
Laid up at Ludington, MI, along with PERE MARQUETTE 20, during most of 1930's because they had no passenger accommodations.
As PERE MARQUETTE 19: Ran aground in fog, February 6, 1904, at Fox Point, WI, while approaching Milwaukee; filled with water. Refloated on February 19, 1904, with reported loss of $60,000.
Struck bottom on March 14, 1912, off South Point, while approaching Manitowoc, WI, and punctured a plate, causing leakage; released herself. Repairs made at Manitowoc Dry Dock Co.
Grounded during blizzard, January 17, 1916, two miles south of Big Point Sable, about 600 feet off shore, while approaching Ludington, MI, from Milwaukee. Released by tug S.M. FISCHER, with aid from tugs MERCEREAU, MEYERS, THIRD MICHIGAN, and car ferry PERE MARQUETTE 18, and was in Ludington by February 12. Was then taken to Manitowoc for repairs; loss estimated at $96,000.
Stranded in ice, December 26, 1924, and scuttled about 800 feet from Grand Haven, MI, piers, while leaving that port; settled parallel to shore. Worked free on December 29, 1924, and taken to Manitowoc for repairs; loss estimated at $30,000.

Build Information

Builder American Shipbuilding Co.
Place Built Cleveland, OH
Date Built 1903-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateRegistryOfficial Number

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Pere Marquette Railway Co.1903-00-001940-00-00U.S.200459
John J. Roen1940-00-001946-00-00U.S.200459
Roen Steamship Co.1946-00-001973-00-00U.S.200459
Asher Marine Rentals1973-00-001976-00-00U.S.200459