The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western States (Steamboat), U81811, 1955


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      April 1955 - The old Western States, veteran lakes cruise ship until 1950, will begin a new role in her long term of service. A Michigan syndicate plans to tow her to the north end of Saginaw Bay, to East Tawas, Michigan, where she will become a floating summer hotel or "Flotel," in the popular resort area. Docked near downtown Detroit for the last five years, her paddle wheels have been disconnected and she will be towed to her destination. It is expected that she will provide 263 rooms, several shops and a sundeck to vacationers desiring "flotel" accommodations this summer.
      Inland Seas (Great Lakes Calander)
      Summer 1954, p. 141


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Newspaper
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converted into flotel
Date of Original:
1955
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McN.E.6907
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Western States (Steamboat), U81811, 1955