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  • Dave Olszewski
    ... From: To: Sent: Saturday, July 31, 1999 7:21 AM Subject: [carferry] Digest Number 83 ... of the S.S. City of
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      From: <carferry@onelist.com>
      To: <carferry@onelist.com>
      Sent: Saturday, July 31, 1999 7:21 AM
      Subject: [carferry] Digest Number 83


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      > There are 3 messages in this issue.
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      > Topics in today's digest:
      >
      > 1. Re: July '99 S.S. Milwaukee Clipper 'E' News
      > From: Sscitymilw@...
      > 2. RE: Battery Park, NY
      > From: Ken Ottmann <kottmann@...>
      > 3. The Carferries of Ludington News
      > From: Max Hanley <msh@...>
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      > Message: 1
      > Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 07:34:02 EDT
      > From: Sscitymilw@...
      > Subject: Re: July '99 S.S. Milwaukee Clipper 'E' News
      >
      > In a message dated 7/29/99 1:53:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
      > go_sail@... writes:
      >
      > << SS Milwaukee Clipper
      > E-NEWS
      > July 29, 1999
      >
      >
      >
      > Note: If you received more than on copy of this Enews please hit reply
      and
      > type EXTRA COPY in the Subject line. If you would like to be removed
      > completely from this list please type REMOVE in the subject line.
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      >
      >
      > Captain Bob Preifer says:
      >
      >
      > On one occasion he was discussing the incredible attributes of the 730
      foot
      > Edward L. Ryerson with a group of passengers on the Clipper. The Ryerson
      > was loaded with stainless steel among other wonderful things. He became
      > rather embarrassed part way through the conversation when he stopped to
      > think of who he was talking to. And began to add that the Edmund
      > Fitzgerald was also a tremendous ship. Today he laughs about the
      incident.
      > However, right after his conversation with Edmund Fitzgerald he was
      > worried that he had done a good job of describing the wonders of the
      great
      > ship, the Edmund Fitzgerald.
      >
      >
      > ______________________________________________________________________
      > The Milwaukee Clipper Website is sponsored by
      > Torresen Marine Inc. Visit Torresen Marine at
      >
      > http://www.torresen.com
      > Website hosting provided by West Michigan Internet Services.
      > Visit them at: http://www.wmis.net
      >
      > Stateroom One Progress Report:
      >
      >
      > Last month I thought we would be ready to paint the room in July
      after
      > we
      > had patched the holes and cracks. Was I wrong! We are still scraping.
      > Just one more square foot. Just one more corner. Shoot! We need to
      scrape
      > all the paint off all the walls to make sure the walls are smooth. We
      > can't sand the edges where we have easily removed the paint.
      > The Iversons who are restoring the Club Lounge gave us one of their
      > tricks
      > of paint removal, sturdy single razor blade scrapers. Now, we are going
      > through single edge razor blades like they are going out of style, but
      the
      > paint is coming off before my arm does. I am surprised the whole ship
      > hasn't capsized a long time ago from the weight of the paint on the upper
      > decks. My guess, we have removed twenty pounds off our walls alone. The
      > object of all this work is to put more paint on the walls. I'm not sure
      I
      > want to do that after the agony removing the last six coats that must
      have
      > been applied with a coarse broom. However, as things go, paint will be
      > applied, probably antique white in color and semi-gloss in type with the
      > best brush I can find.
      > Another tool we have become aquatinted with as a dandy devise call a
      > heat
      > gun. Jim was able to peal two pounds of paint off the metal air register
      > and the aluminum waste bin. Needless to say there will be no paint
      > returned to the aluminum bin. Now we need to buy a quantity of steelwool
      > to polish that surface to mirror brightness. You should see the condition
      > of my finger nails--nonexistent. Oh well, it's for a good cause. I need
      > to remember that we are involved in a labor of love and are having fun
      > Next month's report hopefully will describe more than scraping news.
      >
      >
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      >
      > THE SS MILWAUKEE CLIPPER NEEDS PAINT TO AID IN COMPLETING THE
      RESTORATION.
      > THEREFORE THE SS MILWAUKEE CLIPPER HAS TEAMED UP WITH PORT CITY PAINTS TO
      > HOLD A PAINT DRIVE. FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST ANYONE MAY HELP
      > PURCHASE PAINT THROUGH SPECIAL DONATIONS. A $30 DONATION WILL PURCHASE 1
      > GALLON OF THIS SPECIAL MARINE PAINT. EACH DONOR WILL RECEIVE A BUTTON TO
      > SHOW THAT THEY HELPED RESTORE THE SS MILWAUKEE CLIPPER. APPROXIMATELY
      250
      > GALLONS OF PAINT ARE NEEDED SO EVERY GALLON HELPS. A RUNNING TOTAL OF
      > GALLONS DONATED WILL BE DISPLAYED IN THE CLIPPER STORE WINDOW. YOU MAY
      MAKE
      > A DONATION IN THE MILWAUKEE CLIPPER STORE AT 11 21 THIRD ST., MUSKEGON.
      > PAINT DONATIONS MAY BE PLACED ON MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS. FOR MORE INFO
      > CALL
      > 231-725-0509.
      >
      >
      > At the Time this E-news was written 54 gallons of paint have been sold!!
      >
      >
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      >
      > THE SS MILWAUKEE CLIPPER HAS KICKED OF THEIR FIRST 50/50 RAFFLE. PERSONS
      > MAY
      >
      > PURCHASE RAFFLE TICKETS IN THE SS MILWAUKEE CLIPPER STORE AT 1121 THIRD
      ST.,
      > MUSKEGON OR THROUGH BOARD MEMBERS AND SOME VOLUNTEERS. TICKETS ARE $5
      EACH
      > AND MAY BE PURCHASE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6. A DRAWING WILL BE HELD ON
      SEPTEMBER
      > AND WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY PHONE. PRIZES ARE. 1ST PRIZE 50% OF THE
      > PROCEEDS, 2ND A HIGH QUALITY POLO SHIRT WITH AN EMBOSSED SS MILWAUKEE
      > CLIPPER
      > INSIGNIA, 3RD An SS MILWAUKEE CLIPPER T-SHIRT. ALL RAFFLE TICKETS HAVE A
      > COUPON GOOD FOR $10 OFF ANY PURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE AT THE SS MILWAUKEE
      > CLIPPER STORE. A WINNERS LIST WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN BOTH THE STORE AND
      ON
      > THE WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.MILWAUKEECLIPPER.ORG. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE
      > CALL 231-725-0509.
      >
      >
      > ______________________________________________________________________
      >
      >
      > A beer tent to benefit both the SS Milwaukee Clipper and the Silversides,
      > will be held on August 21 at the Silversides. Advance tickets for a
      dinner
      > in the beer tent will be sold. There will be a live band and lots of
      fun.
      > We hope to see everyone there. Watch for more details.
      >
      >
      > ______________________________________________________________________
      >
      >
      > The Milwaukee Clipper Preservation Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c) company.
      >
      >
      > Phone # 231-725-0509
      > ----------------------------------
      > The Milwaukee Clipper Website is sponsored by
      > Torresen Marine Inc. Visit Torresen Marine at
      >
      > http://www.torresen.com
      > Website hosting provided by West Michigan Internet Services.
      > Visit them at: http://www.wmis.net
      > >>
      >
      > Please note: The Aug. 21 beverage tent is tentative. More info later if
      > it's a go.
      >
      >
      >
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      > Message: 2
      > Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 13:08:20 -0500
      > From: Ken Ottmann <kottmann@...>
      > Subject: RE: Battery Park, NY
      >
      > Hi Andy:
      > I'm at work and don't have access to my library, but I do know that the
      > Vacationland sunk in the Pacific Ocean while in tow to Asia for scrapping.
      > I believe she was less than 2 days out from Puget Sound. The sinking was
      > captured on videotape and I beleive Mark Howell distributes the film.
      he
      > did the videos on SS Milwaukee Clipper, Mackinac Bridge, and Staits
      > Ferries.) Sorry don't remember the date either. I'll try and look it up
      > at home and get back to you next week.
      >
      > Ken Ottmann
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Andrew C. Buelow [SMTP:abuelow@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, July 29, 1999 9:29 PM
      > To: carferry@onelist.com
      > Subject: Re: [carferry] Battery Park, NY
      >
      > From: "Andrew C. Buelow" <abuelow@...>
      >
      > I was in New York City last week, and had a great day riding the Staten
      > Island Ferries back and forth. It was too hot in the city anyway,
      > so I just stayed out on the water. The Ferries are absolutely free, about
      > 320 feet long, with three or four decks and cabins furnished
      > with all the grace and romance of a city bus. They shoot across New York
      > Bay at a great clip and head right into the slip at breakneck
      > speed, then at the last minute slam their engines into full reverse and
      > come to a near-stop within seconds. I read that they have 7000
      > horsepower enginges, which is pretty powerful for boats that size.
      >
      > While in Battery Park I saw the memorial to Wireless Operators Lost at
      Sea,
      > of which there is a picture in Frederickson's revised
      > "Pictorial History of the C&O Ferries," printed in the late '50s. The
      > plaque has been updated since then, but still honors the memory of
      > Steven Sczepanek, wireless operator of the Pere Marquette 18 (although the
      > name has been shortened to read simply "Pere Marquette," which,
      > as we know, is not strictly accurate, but in New Yawk they probably don't
      > know from all dese numbered ferries we got out here in the
      > Midwest). I took a few pictures; I'll be scanning one soon and I'll put
      it
      > up here so you can all see it. Max, if you're interested,
      > you're welcome to it for your website.
      >
      > By the way, what about it? Anybody know what happened to Vacationland?
      >
      > Andy Buelow
      >
      >
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      > Message: 3
      > Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 16:50:06 -0400
      > From: Max Hanley <msh@...>
      > Subject: The Carferries of Ludington News
      >
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      > The Carferries of Ludington--Cyber News
      > Vol 3 July 30, 1999 No.18
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      > Good afternoon!
      >
      > Photo of the week: The S.S. City of Milwaukee under the Frankfort
      > Fireworks <http://www.carferries.com/990704b.jpg>
      >
      > Arrivals in Ludington
      > The Wilfred Sykes paid another visit to Ludington on Sunday, July 25th.
      >
      > Register for the Great Badger Givaway!
      > Register for 2 free tickets aboard the S.S. Badger, including 1
      > automobile, <http://www.ssbadger.com>.
      >
      > What's New:
      >
      > This Month in Carferry History, a collection of significant events in
      > carferry history
      > updated for the month of August.
      >
      > S.S. Badger Pictorial History
      > A look over the bow at the anchor in mid-lake.
      > The captain's flag flies from the bow.
      >
      > City of Midland 41
      > Docking in Ludington, July 1983 by Tom Cubberly.
      >
      > Pere Marquette Steamers Photo Gallery
      > What happened to the City of Flint 32 after she left Ludington for the
      > last time? Finally, a photo of the ROANOKE thanks to Shawn Burgess-Keith
      > and Dave Wobser!
      >
      > Autumn of a Queen - A commemorative print from a watercolor painting by
      > Mary Modderman, Michigan artist.
      > This is a high quality print available for purchase of the City of
      > Midland 41 on her last voyage out of Ludington as a carferry on October
      > 1, 1997.
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      > TRIVIA QUESTION
      > Last week's question: On July 25, 1983 a special ceremony was held
      > aboard the Badger during of "Love Boat II". What was this ceremony?
      >
      > Answer: A wedding ceremony.
      >
      > WINNER! Neil Schultheiss, Tom Cubberly, Greg Anderson, Andy & Matt
      > Warmuskerken, Toni Monton, and Shawn Burgess-Keith.
      >
      > This week's question: On August 25, 1981 the Badger set a new record for
      > a carferry, what was it?
      >
      > Now there is a "prize" for a correct answer to the trivia question!
      > Thanks to Paul Rauth, who developed a mini Badger screensaver, which can
      > be downloaded. Sorry, Mac version not available.
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      > Carferry News:
      >
      > The new Lake Michigan Carferry magazine "Crossings" is now available.
      > The magazine devotes a third of it's pages to the Badger and carferry
      > history, with the remainder featuring the attractions on both sides of
      > the Lake. The magazine, published annually, will
      > be given free of charge to passengers boarding the Badger.
      >
      > Approximately 200 people attended the SPCM's Fourth of July fireworks at
      > Elberta, Michigan this year. Guests traveled from as far away as
      > California to attend the event.
      >
      > The carferry tours which are being held on Mondays, Wednesdays and
      > Saturdays are proving to be quite popular as well. Anywhere from 70 to
      > 150 have toured the ship each day. The tours will continue through the
      > month of August.
      >
      > New Carferry Mailing List - Discussion Group
      > This list will focus on the railroad carferries that operated on the
      > Great Lakes. Specifically, the list covers the remaining ferries S.S.
      > City of Milwaukee, Badger, Spartan, M.V. Viking and Arthur K. Atkinson,
      > and predecessors. Similar ships served on Lakes
      > Michigan, Erie and Ontario. The list also covers the preservation of the
      > S.S. City of Milwaukee, which has been designated a National Historic
      > Landmark. You can join this list by going to the following web page:
      > <http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/carferry>
      >
      > I will be posting Badger news, as well as updates on the S.S. City of
      > Milwaukee to this list as news develops, was well as my regular site
      > updates.
      > -----------------------------------------------------------------------
      > S.S. City of Milwaukee:
      > <http://www.carferry.com>
      > sscitymilw@...
      > or snail-mail:
      > SPCM, 115 US 31, Beulah MI 49617
      >
      > The SPCM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax
      > deductible in accordance with U.S. Tax Laws. Cash donations towards
      > these items are also welcome.
      >
      > If you would be interested in donating to the SPCM, please contact
      > George Micka at (616) 759-6328 (phone and fax). We would be able to
      > arrange pick up of the items.
      >
      > MILWAUKEE CLIPPER:
      > Snail-mail: GLCPA, P.O. Box 1370, Muskegon MI 49443. Website-
      > www.milwaukeeclipper.com
      > Check out the new Milwaukee Clipper website at
      > <http://www.milwaukeeclipper.com> and sign up for the Milwaukee
      > Clipper's E-newsletter, featuring all the late breaking news. The site
      > will also soon feature a virtual store.
      >
      > Lake Michigan Car Ferries by Andy Buelow.
      > <http://www.execpc.com/~abuelow/ferry.html>
      > Some new great features that you won't want to miss--The evolution of
      > the seagate and carferry smokestack insignias!
      > --
      > The Carferries of Ludington
      > <http://www.carferries.com>
      > The Pere Marquette and C&O Fleets, updated weekly
      >
      > Society for the Preservation of the S.S. City of Milwaukee
      > <http://www.carferry.com>
      >
      >
      >
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