MANITOU (1893, Passenger Steamer)


Year of Build:
1893
Official Number:
92521
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Chicago, IL
Vessel Type:
Passenger Steamer
Note: One stack; double-bottom water ballast system; 7 watertight bulkheads, 120 staterooms accommodating 400 passengers.
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
3
Builder Name:
Chicago Shipbuilding Co.
Original Owner:
Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transportation Co.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
2
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
1600hp, 98rpm, 23, 38 & 62 x 36" engine, Cleveland Ship Buillding Co., 1893. 11 x 12'; 180# scotch boiler, Cleveland Ship Building Co. Steel boiler house
Dimensions
Length:
274.7'
Beam:
42.2'
Depth:
20.8'
Tonnage (gross):
2944.66
Tonnage (net):
2391.55
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Southern Chicago, IL.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
  1943
How:
Scrapped.
History

1893, May 20 Launched.

1893, Sep 16 Smoke stack lost support in gale off Racine, WI, Lake Michigan; broke steam whistle pipe, caused serious delay.

1897, Jun 30 Ashore Little Traverse Bay, MI.

1898, Aug 6 Engine broke down, Manistee, MI, Lake Michigan; picked up by steamer ALGONQUIN, towed to Chicago, IL.

1899, May 3 Received new set of machinery.

1918, May Requisitioned by U. S. Government.

1930 Owned Michigan Transportation Co.

1933 Burned, subsequently rebuilt; renamed ISLE ROYALE.

1935 Owned Isle Royale Transportation Co. Inc., Chicago.

1936, Oct 12 Burned Manistee, MI, Lake Michigan, one died; engine removed.

1936 Owned Capt. Roen.

Date unknown Later owned Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.

1937 Scrapped, Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Dry Dock's yard.

1939 Documented barged with original tonnages.

1943 Scrapped Southern Chicago, IL.

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

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