Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 Jun, 1901
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AROUND CAPE HORN
STR CHEQUAMEGON LEAVES LAKES FOR CALIFORNIA
Ashland, June 8. - The steamer Chequamegon, of Ashland, now running between Milwaukee and White Fish bay, will leave for Los Angeles the latter part of this month. Besides the owner, Louis Cartier, a few invited guests will take the trip. Coaling stations have been picked out on the South American coasts, and the expenses of the trip are figured at $800.
The Chequamegon was built at Manitowoc in 1893 for service between Ashland and the Apostle Islands. She is 101 feet long and 22 feet beam. After reaching southern California the Chequamegon will run to the Catalina Islands. Her long trip around Cape Horn will be watched with great interest.
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- It is fairly probable that the steamer never made the trip. Though at least one source shows two CHEQUAMEGONs existing in 1903, no sources that I have found show a vessel of the name built in 1893, as the article states. Further, Bill McNeil sends information stating that Louis Cartier, the owner mentioned in the article, sold the CHEQUAMEGON to Traverse City parties in 1907. From there she became PERE MARQUETTE 7 in 1911 and ROBERT C. PRINGLE in 1918. She waterlogged and sank off Manitowoc in 1922. Thanks especially to Bill McNeil and Pat Labadie for the information.
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- 9 Jun, 1901
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- Dave Swayze
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- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes