Pere Marquette 18


Pere Marquette 18 was a combined transport and steamed train ferry built by American Shipbuilding Company, and was launched in August 1902 to be used by Pere Marquette Railway Company on Lake Michigan. Under a journey from Ludington to Milwaukee with 62 passengers and a 29 rail cars loaded with coal and general goods, she started taking in water outside Sheboygan 9. September 1910. All attempts to keep her afloat was futile, and she disappeared in the deep soon after, claiming the lives of 26 people. The rest were saved by the ferry Pere Marquette 17 who came to assist. The wreck was found in the summer 2020 and rest today on her keel on a depth of 150 meter east of Sheboygan.

Former names:
Pere Marquette 18

358,0 x 57,6 x 19,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2909 grt
Cleveland ( US ) 1902
Grand Haven ( US )

43°44'30.1"N 87°18'15.8"W

Last updated: October 2020