The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Aquarama (Propeller), 1955

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      April, 1955 - Because the ship will not be ready and docking facilities in Cleveland will not be completed, the 520 foot AQUARAMA, largest passenger vessel ever built for the Great Lakes trade, will not go into service between Detroit and Cleveland this year, as previously planned. According to J. Lee Barrett, president of the chartering firm, the Michigan Ohio Navigation Company, the huge ship is expected to begin Detroit Cleveland service in 1956. The AQUARAMA, a former C 4 ocean vessel, was brought to Muskegon, Michigan, for rebuilding. She has nine decks, and elevators and escalators between club and lounge decks. Her cost upon completion will probably be more than $7,000,000. The luxury cruise ship has capacity for 2,500 passengers and 200 passenger accompanied automobiles. Built for daytime service only, she has no staterooms or sleeping accommodations. She is as completely fireproof as possible and has practically every available safety feature. Because of the great public interest shown in the ship, it is possible she will be exhibited in a number of Great Lakes ports later in the season.
      Inland Seas (Great Lakes Calendar)
      Summer 1954, p. 143

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Aquarama (Propeller), 1955