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  • I may be wrong about where I saw the Chief W photos. They could be in the Lewis Collection too.
    tr2manz@... Nov 19, 2015
  • Here's the link: John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing! John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library’s albums | Flickr - Photo Sharing! John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library barrigerlibrary 723 Followers•7 Following 27,945 Photos USA Joined 2013 View on www.flickr.com Preview by Yahoo
    tr2manz@... Nov 18, 2015
  • I hadn't visited this site for a while, and found a very large (43 page) album titled "The Lewis Collection". On Page 15 are two nice car ferry pix: Lewis Unknown 560 (PM 21 @Kewaunee) and Lewis Unknown 600 (PM 21 @Maple St dock in Milwaukee). There are also some Chief Wawatam photos in the "Barriger Unknown" album.
    tr2manz@... Nov 18, 2015
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  • One thing that bothered me was that there are Coast Guard rules governing navigation which, if followed, should have avoided this situation. That said, I don't know if the current rules were in effect at the time, but USCG Rule 14, governing head-on meetings in open water or a narrow channel, requires both vessels to keep starboard, passing on the port of each vessel. Admittedly...
    tr2manz@... Feb 15, 2014
  • This story was a bit confusing. With that style of bridge (pier in the center), the channel on each side is the same width. Why would both boats pick the same side?
    tr2manz@... Feb 13, 2014
  • The Milwaukee Journal of Saturday April 17, 1954 reports that the City of Midland , outbound from Maple Street, and the inbound Grand Rapids met bow-to-bow at the open C&NW swing bridge, and held this position for about an hour. A C&NW passenger train had to wait while the issure was resolved. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=jvrRlaHg2sAC&dat=19540417&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
    tr2manz@... Feb 12, 2014
  • I'm impressed! Not everyone plans a century ahead. ;-)
    thomasmanz Oct 24, 2012
  • In the pre-automobile age, "car" or "cars" was understood to mean a rail vehicle. You may have seen photos of warning signs reading "Look out for the cars" at grade crossings, or read 19th century accounts of "taking the cars" here or there. The Oxford English Dictionary might say when "car" began to mean "horseless carriage" or "automobile" in common usage.
    Thomas Manz Apr 15, 2009
  • Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee establishes the Grand Trunk Car Ferry Line between Milwaukee and Grand Haven, Michigan I have two dates for this: May 30, 1902, and September 1903. Which is correct? Thanks!
    Thomas Manz Jun 6, 2007
  • My wife and I crossed the lake round-trip on our wedding night. I recall that the accomodations were much like a RR sleeping car. Can anyone add details about this service?
    thomasmanz Jan 24, 2006