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Ships - Concord

Harbors, Docks, Water, Lakes, Ships, Passenger Ships Concord at dock a little east of Quincy Stamp Mill. Note: Ice road on lake - Houghton across lake. [Image of the vessel at dock. Many tree stumps can be seen near the dock.]

Scanned: March 12, 2007


Plow Boy Tour Boat

Persons, Water, Lakes, Ships, Passenger Ships, Ferries White City Portage Canal Tour Boat [View of the Plow Boy and passengers at small dock. The side of the ship states "The Canal Route - Leave Houghton 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Moonlight Excursion - Fare 50 cents Round Trip - Children 25 Cents."]

Scanned: February 16, 2010


Ships - Octorara

Locomotion, Boats and Boating, Ships, Passenger Ships, Water, Lakes The Octorara on the St. Clair River [One of three palatial cruise ships owned by the "Anchor Line" of the Pennsylvania Railroad built between 1900 and 1905. Each ship was engaged in a nine day circuit of the Great Lakes with one docking at Houghton every three days. The other ships in the fleet were the Tionesta and the Juniata.]

Scanned: February 12, 2007


Ships - Juniata

Locomotion, Boats and Boating, Ships, Passenger Ships, Water, Lakes Juniata "steaming up" showing east Hancock and No. 4 shaft on Quincy Hill. [One of three palatial cruise ships owned by the "Anchor Line" of the Pennsylvania Railroad built between 1900 and 1905. Each ship was engaged in a nine day circuit of the Great Lakes with one docking at Houghton every three days. The other ships in the fleet were the Octorara and the Tionesta.]

Scanned: February 12, 2007


Ships - George M.. Cox

Locomotion, Boats and Boating, Ships, Passenger Ships, Water, Lakes Photo of the George M. Cox taken a week after the ship struck a reef near Rock of Ages, Isle Royale. The craft slipped off the reef in October of the same year. [The ship is pictured with it's bow section in the water.]

Scanned: February 12, 2007


Ships - Tionesta

Locomotion, Boats and Boating, Ships, Passenger Ships, Water, Lakes The Tionesta on Portage Lake [One of three palatial cruise ships owned by the "Anchor Line" of the Pennsylvania Railroad built between 1900 and 1905. Each ship was engaged in a nine day circuit of the Great Lakes with one docking at Houghton every three days. The other ships in the fleet were the Octorara and the Juniata.]

Scanned: February 12, 2007


Ships - Ranger III

Locomotion, Boats and Boating, Water, Lakes, Ships, Passenger Ships [Photo of the Ranger III on it's way to Isle Royale. The ship was built in 1958 in Sturgeon Bay, WI at a cost of $1,200,000. It carries 123 passengers and eighty tons of freight during the summer passenger season. The Ranger III is the largest piece of moving equipment owned by the National Park Service]

Scanned: February 16, 2007


Ships - Str. International

Ships, Passenger Ships, Ferries, Water, Lakes, Persons Str. International, built 1889. Buffalo 81' x 26' x 7'. On Hancock Entry run. Taken August 20, 1910. Burned at White City, Entry. [A woman in period dress stands on the shore watching the ship pass.]

Scanned: March 4, 2010


Ships - Str. Uarda and Scow Pilgrim

Ships, Passenger Ships, Ferries, Water, Lakes, Persons Str. Uarda and scow Pilgrim - Built 1881 Buffalo 95' x 17' x 8'. Taken July 1910. On Hancock - Lower Entry run. Burned west of M.R.R.R. dock about 1915. [Both of the vessels are filled to capacity and pass each other closely.]

Scanned: February 26, 2007


Tugs - James W. Croze

Ships, Passenger Ships, Manners and Customs, Clothing and Dress, Water, Lakes Tug James W. Croze and picnic scow at Cooks Bay, east of Arnes dock West Hancock. [Image of the scow filled to capacity.]

Scanned: February 21, 2007