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US.207138, Lake Passenger Steamer built in 1910 by the Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin as Hull #36. Launched December 18, 1909 as a) ALABAMA for the Goodrich Transit Co., Chicago, Ill. 275’ loa x 44’6" width x 17’1" depth; 2626 GRT, 1684 NRT. Powered by a 2000 ihp triple expansion steam engine and three coal-fired Scotch boilers. In passenger service for several owners until 1946. Cabins were burned off in 1961and converted to a barge. Used in to move scrap on the Rouge River. After use as a scrap barge the hull sat idle at the Herridon Terminal on the Rouge River. The dock was sold in 2005 and the Alabama hull  was towed to LaSalle, Ontario by Dean Construction on November 29, 2005. Dean had purchased the derelict hull that fall for an unknown use..

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