ILLINOIS (1899, Passenger Steamer)


Year of Build:
1899
Official Number:
100680
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Passenger Steamer
Note: Shelter-decked vessel; 5 watertight bulkheads.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
3
Hull Number:
35
Builder Name:
Chicago Ship Building Co.
Original Owner and Location:
Northern Michigan Transit Co., Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
Propulsion Notes:
20, 32 + 54 x 36", 1250hp, 114rpm engine (1899). 13'2" x 11'6", 180# steam scotch boilers.
Dimensions
Length:
225'
Beam:
40'
Depth:
24.7'
Tonnage (gross):
2427
Tonnage (net):
1468
Capacity:
200 passengers; 1500 tons freight
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Muskegon, MI.
Date:
  1942
How:
Dismantled.
Notes:
Engines removed to LAKE FOLCROFT. 1944, Sep 30 Documents surrendered. 1947 Scrapped at Hamilton, ONT.
History

1899, Apr 22 Launched.

1899, Jun 17 Enrolled.

1906, Aug 26 Beached near Charlevoix, MI harbor; released 2 days later by wrecking tug FAVORITE.

1909 Two 13'2" x 11'6", 180# steam inclined draft scotch boilers, American Ship Building Co., Cleveland, OH (1909).

1920, Mar 20 Owned Racine & Milwaukee Line, Chicago, IL.

1922, Apr 10 Owned Goodrich Transit Co., Chicago; home port Michigan City, IN.

1933, Jun 28 Owned Wisconsin & Michigan Steam Ship Co.

1936, Jun 6 Owned Sand Products Corp.

1940, Mar 29 Owned Wisconsin & Michigan Steam Ship Co.

1942 Dismantled.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

ILLINOIS (1899, Passenger Steamer)
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ILLINOIS (1899, Passenger Steamer)