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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Pere Marquette 12

Other name(s): St Clair

Ship owner: Chesapeake & Ohio Railway; Grand Trunk Western Railroad; Pere Marquette Railway

Ship builder: Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Year ship built: 1927

Year engine built: 1927

Final disposition: Out of Service 1995 when new Port Huron to Sarnia railroad tunnel built


Engines removed in 1969 and converted to railroad car ferry barge for service on St. Clair River by new owner Grand Trunk Western Railroad to transport rail cars that were too tall for the St. Clair Tunnel across the St. Clair River between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario



b) St. Clair (1969)


1) Pere Marquette Railway

2) Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (as successor to Pere Marquette in 1947)

3) Grand Trunk Western Railroad

Registry number: US. 227030

Hull number: 234

Vessel type: Car Ferry

Height: 18.5

Width: 53.1

Length: 386

Stroke length: 36

Gross tonnage: 2767

Net tonnage: 1123

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Twin Fore & Aft 3cyl.

Piston 1: 26.5

Piston 2: 40

Piston 3: 40

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