Muskegon (1871)
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Final Voyage


"September 22, 1896. While waiting for minor repairs in dry dock, the steamer Muskegon slipped off some of the keel blocks, forcing the remaining blocks through her deck, breaking her back. The damage was estimated at $35,000: her two large arches broke in two, a large hole in her main deck, and the ceiling and floor of the galley raised several feet. According to Hirthe, she was pronounced a total loss and abandoned." Towed to Manitowoc, dismantled, beached north of the gun club property.
Service History


"The sidewheeled steamer Muskegan was built in Manitowoc in 1871., and has been in the active service of the Goodrich company since she was built. During the past season she has been running to Escanaba and intermediate sites."
 
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