Mackinac Island Ships of Memories

The "North West" on the left - The Sainte Marie on the Right Both made scheduled stops on Mackinac Island
Photos by Rossiter - contributed by Paul Petosky
"Standard Guide to Mackinac Island and Northern Lake Resorts 1904"
Sainte Marie was owned by the Mackinac Transportation Company of St. Ignace, MI from 1893 to 1913.

Also from Paul -- The Sainte Marie was owned by T.L. Durocher Company of Detour, MI from 1913-1927. It was abandoned at Detour, MI in 1927. Official #: 116574 Place of build: Wyandotte, MIBuilder: Detroit Dry Dock Company Date of Build: 1893 Vessel Length: 288 feet: Vessel Width: 53 feet: Vessel Depth: 19.50 feet: Gross Tonnage: 1357.04: Net Tonnage: 678.52: Hull Material: Wood: Hull Number: 00112

**There was also another vessel named Sainte Marie built in 1913 by the Toldeo Shipbuilding Company at Toldeo, OH. This was built for the Mackinac Transportation Company in St. Ignace, MI who owned this vessel from 1913-1961. When winter service began in 1931 the Highway Department arranged with the Mackinac Transportation Company to carry cars across the Straits on a railroad icebreaker during the cold winter months. In 1936 the Highway Department decided to lease the railroad icebreaker Sainte Marie for winter operations on a regular basis. In 1961 it was sold to the Sadoff Company, Fond du Lac, WI and in 1962 is was scrapped in Ashtabula, OH.


Daily scene on the Docks, Mackinac Island, MI (1906) - Contributed by Paul Petosky


D & C Steamer at Dock, St. Ignace, MI (1908) - Contributed by Paul Petosky

Gallery Mackinac County
Gallery 1 Mackinac Island
Gallery 2 Mackinac Island
Gallery 3 Mackinac County
Gallery 4 St. Ignace
Gallery 5 St. Ignace
Gallery 6 Ft. Holmes
Gallery 7 St. Ignace
Gallery 8 Curtis
Gallery 8 Curtis 2nd page
Gallery 8 Curtis Hotels
Gallery 9 St. Ignace
Gallery 10 Garnet
Gallery 11 Ships
Gallery 12 Gould City
Gallery 13 St. Ignace