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Subject:  Steamboats  Year:  1955  Sort by:  Relevance
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"Fontana" taking coal at Sodus, 1955 
Image  1955  ...Self-unloader "Fontana" of Boland-Cornelius fleet takes on a load of bituminous coal at the Pennsylvania Railroad coal trestle at Sodus Point, N.Y. in the summer of 1955. Coal was then taken to Niagara-Mohawk steam generating plant in Oswego. This "shuttle" existed for some 25 years, at times...
Overniter (Steamboat), U81811, 1955 
TextNewspapers  1955  ...Steam paddle WESTERN STATES.* U. S. No. 81811. Of 3077 gross tons. Built at Wyandotte, Mich., in 1902. 350.0 x 44.0 x 19.9       * Renamed OVERNITER - U. S. - 1955 [a night club boat at Alpena, Mich., since 1955]     &...
Western States (Steamboat), U81811, 1955 
TextNewspapers  1955  ...      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...
Midland City (Steamboat), burnt intentionally, 1955 
TextNewspapers  1955  ..., 153 x 35 x 6. Renamed CITY OF MIDLAND in 1921 and rebuilt at Midland in 1922, her name was then changed to MIDLAND CITY. After her rebuild in 1922 she is listed at 580 tons gross. Steam engines were replaced by motors in 1933. Burnt intentionally at Midland Ontario in 1955   &#160...

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