[carferry] Radar on the ferries
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Hope all is well just had a trivial question I'm sure
one of you can answer. When did the boats (C&O, AA,
GTW) go from the oblong "flyswatter" (fot lack of a
better term) to the bar style radars on top of the
pilot houses ? I figured it to be post 1970, as I
notice that The Milwaukee Clipper never got the bar
style ( I worked on her in the mid 80's while docked
at Navy Pier in Chicago).
When I left the C&O in 1967, all seven ships had the Raytheon Pathfinders
Radar in the forward pilot house. They all used the big oblong rotating
dish antenna. I don't know what became of any of those system after that.