Railroad Ferries

Listed below are ships that sailed the Great Lakes that were originally built as railroad ferries. They are organized by year built and their original name. Name changes are listed following with the year of name change.

Ship names in boldface still sail today.

1884

Lansdowne 

1888

Pere Marquette 8 

St. Ignace 

1892

Sainte Marie 

Ann Arbor No.1 

Ann Arbor No.2 

1895

Shenango 1 

Shenango 2 [Muskegon, 1897; Pere Marquette 16, 1902;]

1896

Pere Marquette 15 

1898

Ann Arbor No.3

1901

Pere Marquette 17 

1902

Milwaukee 

Pere Marquette 18 

1903

Grand Haven 

Pere Marquette 19 

Pere Marquette 20 [City of Munising]

1904

Pere Marquette 14 

1906

Ashtabula 

Ann Arbor NO.4 

1910

Lillian 

Ann Arbor No.5 

1911

Chief Wawatam 

Pere Marquette 18 {2}

1913

Ste. Marie 

1917

Ann Arbor No.6 [Arthur K. Atkinson, 1959;]

1924

Pere Marquette 21 

Pere Marquette 22 

1925

Ann Arbor No. 7 [Viking, 1964;]

1926

Grand Rapids 

1927

Madison 

Pere Marquette 12 

Wabash [City of Green Bay, 1963;]

1930

City of Flint 31 

City of Saginaw 32 

1931

City of Milwaukee 

1941

City of Midland 41 [Pere Marquette 41, 1997;]

1945

Pere Marquette 10 

1952

Spartan 

1953

Badger