Re: City of Saginaw model by Terry Bruce
- Hello Bill,
all the photos I have seem to show 6 life boats on both Flint & Saginaw. before & after the refit when the stacks were changed. talking with Chuck, that was one of the first things he asked about, weather the plans showed 5 or 6 boats. but yes, the plans show 5.
--- In email@example.com, "wpelky" <wpelky@...> wrote:
> A few months ago friend and fellow ship modeler terry Bruce passed away. Before he died he asked Chuck Steffen to take care of all his model boating stuff. Terry did specify some models to go to his family and some for specific disposition. His two HO scale carferries he wanted to find good homes in museums. We have a lead on a possible home for the City of Saginaw, and an idea for the Midland 41. I shot some photos of the Saginaw today to send to the perspective new home, and I put an album up over in the photo section.
> Neither model is finished and the Saginaw needs the most work. Bob Kalal kindly sent Chuck some materials he had on her. The deck plan raised a question for Chuck and me. The deck plan shows 5 lifeboats under davits, four 50 person and one 15 person. The 15 person is along the port side of a cabin extending aft from the pilothouse almost to the stack casing. There is a C of S model in Manitowoc built by one of her captains. It has six boats under davits and the cabin behind the wheelhouse is much shorter. I'm thinking the plan we have is a builders plan and at some point the excess cabin space was dropped from the design. Or Chuck and I are reading the plan wrong. Anybody have any definitive info on this? Terry's model is the same as the one at WMM.