1901, April Launched; laid down as OTTAWA for Chicago Steamship
Company, sold before completion; ran Chicago, Illinois to
Benton Harbor, Michigan, Saint Joseph, Michigan & Holland,
Michigan against CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS
1902, Winter 60 staterooms added
1905 Ran Chicago to Hancock, Michigan & Houghton, Michigan, stopping
at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mackinaw Island, Sault Saint Marie &
1905, Winter Reboilered
1908 Lengthened midsection at Chicago, 300 x 40.5 x 21.9',
1762 gross/1267 net tons
1918, April Transferred to US Navy, to Coast; 2nd deck enclosed,
intended for but not used as troop transport
1919, September Owned Chicago, Racine & Milwaukee Line, outfitted as
overnight cruise ship with MANITOU & MISSOURI
1924, May 23 Owned Michigan Transit Company, Chicago
1927, May 20 Owned R. Floyd Cinch, Chicago
1931 Idle due to Depression
1933, May 22 Owned Isle Royale Transit Company; repaired & remodeled;
renamed GEORGE M. COX, ran Chicago to Lake Superior
1933, May 27 Stranded on her first voyage, Lake Michigan
211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
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