The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Grand Rapids (Propeller), U210065

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CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS (US.210065) was a fast passenger and freight steamer, built by American Shipbuilding Company at Cleveland in 1912 for the Graham and Morton Transportation Company or Chicago, for the cross Lake Michigan express passenger and fruit line. She was her builders hull No.455. Dimensions 291 x 48 x 27; 3,061 gross tons and 1572 net tons. Single screw driven by a four cylinder triple expansion engine of 26, 42, 51 inches and 51 inch diameter of cylinders by 42 inch stroke, built by American Shipbuilding Company. When the G.&M. Line went out of business in 1924, CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS passed into Goodrich Transit Company and remained there until 1933 when Goodrich too, passed out. Subsequently, the vessel sailed in the Chicago and Milwaukee Steamship Company and the Cleveland and Buffalo Transportation Company of Illinois. After some years of inactivity, she was towed to Hamilton,Ontario, in 1952 and scrapped there in 1953.
      Telescope Magazine
      July 1961 p. 132

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City of Grand Rapids (Propeller), U210065