SS MANITOU Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Line 1893

The New Steel Steamship


Vintage booklet issued in 1893 for the introduction into service of the steel passenger steamer MANITOU built by the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior Transportation Co. for cruises from Chicago to northern Michigan and Lake Superior ports.

Features of this booklet:

Measures approximately 6" wide by 4" tall.

22 pages

Booklet opens with Longfellow's poem, "Hiawatha"

Complete written and photographic description of the new steamer.

Nice period graphics on cover

Full page photos include:

Deck Scene Forward

Deck Scene Aft

Saloon, Spar Deck, Looking Aft

Forward Main Saloon, Spar Deck, Looking Aft

Ladies' Saloon, Looking Forward

Dining Saloon

Gallery above Main Saloon, Hurricane Deck, Looking Aft

Staircase, Main Saloon, Leading to Gallery Saloon

Ladies' Observatory

This 114 year old booklet is in very good condition. Minor creasing, soiling and wear.