Monday, December 31, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

The ship in the above photo is the Western States. The passenger steamer was built in 1902 by the Detroit Ship Building Company of Wyandotte, Michigan. She spent most of her career making the run between Detroit and Cleveland. In 1955, automobiles had all but replaced steamers and the ship was converted to a floating hotel. The “flotel” proved unprofitable and the ship was scrapped in 1959. If you would like to learn more about the Western States as well as see additional pictures, please click here.


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