STAR OF CHICAGO

  • General
    • Vessel Name : STAR OF CHICAGO
    • Operator : SHORELINE MARINE COMPANY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 500
  • Location
    • City : CHICAGO
    • STATE : IL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 58
    • Passenger Capacity : 149
  • Size
    • Register length : 64.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 22 Feet
    • Overall Length : 64.8 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 22 Feet
    • Load draft : 7.7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 2 Feet
    • Height : 17 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1999
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1079044

SHORELINE MARINE COMPANY

  • Area of Operation : LAKE MICHIGAN
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

ALLONS-Y

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

ANDALE ANDALE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

ASAP

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

BLUE DOG

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

BRIGHT STAR

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

CAP STREETER

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

CELEBRATION

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

EVENING STAR

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

GIDDY UP

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

GOTTA GO NOW

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

LICKETY-SPLIT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

MARLYN

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

SHAKE A LEG

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

SHORELINE II

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

SKEDADDLE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

VOYAGEUR

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Steel

CITYVIEW TUG

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

RIVERVIEW TUG

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITYVIEW BARGE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

RIVERVIEW BARGE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Barge Lines Boost Crew Safety as Virus Threatens Crucial Cargo

Barge Lines Boost Crew Safety as Virus Threatens Crucial Cargo

The world has radically changed since towboat captain Terry Hall boarded his vessel late last month in Wood River, Illinois, for his four-week shift hauling bargeloads of crude oil, chemicals, scrap metal and other goods up and down the Mississippi River.His employer, Canal Barge Co

Rand Logistics to Buy American Steamship Company

Rand Logistics to Buy American Steamship Company

New Jersey-based Rand Logistics announced it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire rival Great Lakes shipping company American Steamship Company (ASC) from Chicago-based GATX Corporation for $260 million.Headquartered in upstate New York, ASC operates the Lakes' largest U.S.

US Icebreaker Polar Star Reaches Antarctica

US Icebreaker Polar Star Reaches Antarctica

The U.S. Coast Guard's sole heavy icebreaker arrived January 22 at McMurdo Station, following a 58-day transit from the United States. Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed its’ homeport of Seattle on November 26.This year marks the Polar Star’s 23rd journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, an annual joint military service mission to resupply the United States Antarctic stations

Finnlines Orders 2 RoPax Vessels in China

Finnlines Orders 2 RoPax Vessels in China

Finnlines signed an order for two RoPax vessels with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai), previously known as AVIC Weihai.In 2018, Finnlines ordered three hybrid StoRo ultra large green vessels at Jinling Shipyard, which is also now part of China Merchants Group.The two new "Superstar" 5,100 lm RoPax vessels ordered are expected to be delivered by 2023

Storm Beaches Merchant Ship in Israel

Storm Beaches Merchant Ship in Israel

A cargo ship drifted onto a beach in southern Israel on Thursday after heavy winds and stormy weather forced the vessel away from its anchor point near the port of Ashdod.The 90 meter-long Zelek Star was carrying cement and other goods from Greece to Israel when it was swept away and approached Oranim Beach, officials said.

USCG PSC Equals meaningful Polar Presence

USCG PSC Equals meaningful Polar Presence

The Coast Guard needs a ship that can do more than just break ice; it needs a multi-mission ship to provide for the nation’s security, asserting its sovereign rights, and protecting its long-term economic interests.  That ship is the Polar Security Cutter.Since Russia cashed the check in 1867 for the purchase of Alaska the U.S. has been an Arctic nation.

Fincantieri Fits New Midsection in Star Breeze

Fincantieri Fits New Midsection in Star Breeze

The most complex cruise ship lengthening ever undertaken is clipping along at Fincantieri’s Palermo yard.The final welding cut to Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze was completed and  the ship’s 25.6-meter/84-foot prefabricated midsection was glided into place between the two halves in the drydock, an operation that took just half an hour.

Illinois Waterway Closures: Look for the Workaround

Illinois Waterway Closures: Look for the Workaround

A set of complicated lock-and-dam projects on the Illinois Waterway, from Chicago to the Mississippi, has yellow lights flashing throughout the Midwest freight industry. In effect, the entire Waterway will be shut down next summer as the Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island Division, starts some hefty replacement and maintenance projects, from LaGrange to Brandon Road locks and dams.

#Oi2020: Drill Bit Rescue from 30,000 ft.

#Oi2020: Drill Bit Rescue from 30,000 ft.

Drilling wells more than three miles deep in the late 1960s was something that GHK Company and partner Lone Star Producing Company believed would product massive amounts of natural gas. The two companies that began this project discovered in 1974 that South of Burns Flat in Washita County their Bertha Rogers No. 1 rig would reach almost six miles deep, following a deep-sea fishing trip.

MarAd Grants Fuel U.S. Shipyard Growth

MarAd Grants Fuel U.S. Shipyard Growth

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $19.6 million in grants to support capital improvements at 28 U.S. small shipyards as a part of its Small Shipyard Grant program. The grants enable small shipyards to modernize equipment and processes to fuel future growth.

CC Industries Acquires Southern Towing

CC Industries Acquires Southern Towing

Chicago-based CC Industries acquired Southern Towing Company (STC) from Trive Capital and McCombs Partners. Founded in 1958, STC is one of the largest operators of towboats and barges along the inland waterways of the United States.This acquisition expands CCI’s portfolio of industry-leading businesses, and marks another CCI investment in the transportation equipment and logistics sector.

VT Halter Wins Historic $746m CG Contract

VT Halter Wins Historic $746m CG Contract

VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, MS has emerged the victor in one of the most prized and coveted shipbuilding contracts in recent memory, a $746m deal to build the Coast Guard's lead Polar Security Cutter. If two additional ship options are exercised, the total deal could approach $2B.The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc.