Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), April 12, 1901
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SEVERAL CHANGES OF NAMES
ALL PERE MARQUETTE STEAMERS WILL DROP THE "FLINT &"
Ludington, Mich., April 11. - Arrangements have just been completed by the Pere Marquette Railroad Co. with the secretary of the treasury for changing the names of the entire fleet of Pere Marquette steamers. The four steamers, which have been known so long as F. & P. M. Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5, will hereafter be called Pere Marquette Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively. The car ferry Pere Marquette will be known as Pere Marquette No. 15; the car ferry Muskegon will now be called Pere Marquette No. 16 and the new steel car ferry now being built by the trust in the Cleveland yards will be christened Pere Marquette No. 17. It is said that the directors finally decided upon this plan of naming the boats in order that the name Pere Marquette might be kept as prominently before the public as possible. It will also simplify the naming of any boats that might come out in the future. The jump from 5 to 15 is made in order that there may be no confusion of the numbers representing the car ferries with those of the line steamers. The above changes in the names of the boats will go into effect as soon as the papers are returned from the treasury department.
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- Dave Swayze
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