North Shore (1930)
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Service History


"The North Shore was built in the spring of 1930 at Milwaukee and used in the passenger trade from Juneau Park to South Shore at Milwaukee during the summer season. After the season ended, she entered the fruit trade." "Allegedly the first electrically welded small vessel on the Great Lakes." "Entirely of steel, electrically welded. Passenger and fruit carrier."
Final Voyage


"The steamer North Shore left St. Joseph, MI on Friday, September 26,1930, with a cargo of 10,000 baskets of grapes, bound for Milwaukee, WI. On board were Captain Erwin Anderson, his wife, and a crew of 4 men. It is believed that the steamer foundered somewhere mid-lake during the gale on Friday. On Saturday, her cargo of grapes began washing ashore along the east side of the lake, and part of the ship brought into Milwaukee and identified by the owners as wreckage from the North Shore. A search of the south half of the lake by coast guard boats and planes failed to locate the ship. One pilot, however, reported having seen what he believed was the ship 35 m east of Carrolville, Wis. at 12:15 Friday... It is believed that the vessel attempted to turn and run before the gale, but capsized and foundered mid-lake.." "Coast Guard reported as sunk off Racine."
 
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