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

Incomplete Safety Procedures Led to Barge Explosion -NTSB

Incomplete Safety Procedures Led to Barge Explosion -NTSB

Incomplete safety procedures led to a November 2019 barge explosion near Lemont, Ill., according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).The explosion occurred in the Illinois Marine Towing Heritage Slip on the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal when the barge IB1940 was being prepared for cleaning after its cargo of acetone had been unloaded .

US Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Harold Miller

US Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Harold Miller

The U.S. Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller, the service's 38th Sentinel-class fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, Wednesday.Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, presided over the commissioning ceremony, along with Lt. Michael Salerno, Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller’s commanding officer.

Video: Trump Says US is Working to Acquire 10 Icebreakers

Video: Trump Says US is Working to Acquire 10 Icebreakers

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is hashing out a plan to acquire up to 10 additional polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard.Trump, who over the years has emphasized his administration's commitment to growing the Coast Guard's icebreaker fleet, outlined the new plans in vague terms within remarks delivered at Southern Command headquarters in Doral, Fla., Friday.

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) launched the second of three new Staten Island “Ollis Class” Ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The Sandy Ground was launched Friday at Eastern’s Allanton facility in Panama City, Fla.

Navy Won't Reinstate Coronavirus-hit Carrier Captain

Navy Won't Reinstate Coronavirus-hit Carrier Captain

The U.S. Navy will not reinstate Captain Brett Crozier after finding fault with his response to the outbreak of the coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and is also putting an admiral’s promotion on hold, sources told Reuters on Friday.The decisions, first reported by Reuters, are expected to be announced later on Friday at a news conference by the Navy’s top leaders.

USCG Polar Security Cutters: The History and Future

USCG Polar Security Cutters: The History and Future

The good news is that work has commenced on the first new heavy polar icebreaker for the United States Coast Guard in 43 years. The bad news is that when it enters service, projected to occur in FY2024, it will be the first new heavy polar icebreaker for the USCG in 47 years.Meanwhile, Russia has approximately 30 active polar icebreakers, including four that are nuclear powered.

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

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.