Ste. Claire departing Bob-Lo July 1986. Photo by Russell Barber.

US. 207582, River Excursion Passenger Steamer built in 1910 by the Toledo Ship Building Co., Toledo, Ohio as Hull #116. Launched May 7, 1910 as STE. CLAIRE for the Detroit, Windsor & Belle Isle Ferry Co., Detroit, Michigan. 197’ LOA x 50’ width x 17’6" depth; 870 GRT, 507 NRT. Powered by a 1083 ihp triple expansion steam engine and two coal-fired Scotch boilers (later converted to oil-fired). Built for day excursions between Detroit and Bob-Lo Island. Also used on moonlight and charter trips. Laid up since September 2, 1991 at Nicholson’s Terminal awaiting a new owner. Text is from the Marine Historical Society of Detroit, photo by Harry Wolf, used with permission.

Ste. Claire status update, she is currently docked in Detroit where the restoration of her structure continues. A new dock is being sought to continue the restoration effort.

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