City of Cleveland III


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CITY OF CLEVELAND III, US.204080, Sidewheel Overnight Passenger Steamer built in 1907 by the Detroit Ship Building Co., Wyandotte, Mich as Hull #168. Launched January 5, 1907 as a) CITY OF CLEVELAND for the Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co., Detroit, Mich. 420'loa-54'w-22'd; 4568 GRT,  2403 NRT. Powered by a 6,500 ihp three cylinder inclined compound steam engine and  eight coal-fired Scotch boilers. Because of a fire in her cabins during fit out at the shipyard,  her maiden voyage was delayed a year until May, 1908. She was built for the Detroit and Cleveland overnight run. She was renamed b)  CITY OF CLEVELAND III in  1912. On June 26, 1950 the Norwegian freighter RAVNEFJELL  collided with the CITY OF CLEVELAND III in early morning fog in Lake Huron off Harbor  Beach, Mich. The Norwegian vessel crashed  into the D & C liners cabins but did not  penetrate her hull. Four passengers were lost in the collision. The CLEVELAND III was able to proceed to Detroit where she discharged her remaining passengers. She did not sail again and was scrapped at Buffalo, N.Y. in 1956. -Picture credit: The Dowling Collection, UD-M Library-


-Picture credit: The Dowling Collection, UD-M Library-