Thursday, October 11, 2007

City Of Cheboygan

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Thanks to The Rock for identifying the ship as the City Of Cheboygan. The ship was originally launched as the Ann Arbor No. 4 in 1909. In 1937, the ship was purchased by the State of Michigan and converted to a car ferry used to transport people and automobiles across the Straits of Mackinac. The opening of the Mackinac Bridge in 1957 was the death knell for the City Of Cheboygan along with all other car ferries. The ship was sold in 1958 and used as a storage hulk for potatoes until it was scrapped in 1973. If you would like to see additional photos of the City Of Cheboygan as well as an article by car ferry historian Les Bagley, please click here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````We We are looking at the former Michigan Highway`Department car ferry, CITY OF CHEBOYGAN, distinguishable from sister ships of similar profile in that she had one stack whereas the MUNISING and the PETOSKEY had two. ``````````````````````````````
The Rock`

October 13, 2007 1:48 PM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Hi Rock,

Thanks for the identification and information.

October 13, 2007 7:16 PM  

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