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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Chequamegon

Other name(s): Pere Marquette 7; Robert C. Pringle

Ship owner: Chequamegon Bay Transportation Co.; Pabst Brewing Co.; Pere Marquette Line Steamers; Pringle Barge Line Co.; Traverse Bay Line

Ship builder: Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Montague Iron Works

Year ship built: 1903

Year engine built: 1903

Final disposition: Foundered 15 miles off Manitowoc, WI on June 19, 1922. Had steamer "Venezuela" in tow.


b) Pere Marquette 7

c) Robert C. Pringle


1) Chequamegon Bay Transportation Co., Ashland, Wisconsin

2) Traverse Bay Line, Traverse City, Michigan

3) Pabst Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

4) Pere Marquette Line Steamers, Manistee, Michigan

5) Pringle Barge Line Co. (Last owner)

Registry number: US. 127764

Hull number: 1

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight

Height: 9.6 ft.

Width: 22.4 ft.

Length: 101 ft.

Stroke length: 20 in.

Gross tonnage: 141

Net tonnage: 112

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 12 in.

Piston 2: 19 in.

Piston 3: 32 in.

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