After the Columbian exposition , The whaleback Christopher Columbus was purchased by the Goodrich line for use as passenger service form Chicago to points north (specifically Milwaukee). There is an amazing model of the CC at Navy Pier in Chicago … very interesting maritime hull design that was specific to the great lakes system.
Great historical work on the Howard Ohio river ship/ boat building. The Howard works still churn out maritime work today … mostly barge work for the inland river fleets. I have been to the Howard home and Steamboat museum … it is a beautiful place packed with Hoosier riverboat history.
Oh if only these 3 were still plying the American inland waters! Only the Americian Queen is in active service today (under different owners). The DQ herself is currently a B&B type hotel … and the MQ was deemed so full of mold that she is slowly being scrapped. Buying this plate was a way to support saving these ladies way before thier final demise! Great condition!
As I type this , I am about 1/2 mile from where the Milwaukee Clipper is docked today. This photo pack would have been offered in her gift shop before she was withdrawn from her daily service between Milwaukee Wi and Muskegon MI. Nice views from all over her decks and interiors!
SS Delta King and Queen: A wonderful book on the DK and DQ which tells their 2 very different stories right up till the 1990’s. Full of photos and author signed. Great like new condition
12 Riverboat images in a folio by noted artist Lexie Palmore. These are nicely done and printed on medium weight stock …very suitable for framing … sample Delta Queen image is shown. This folio was from the Frank Braynard collection.
1938 Route map for the HRDL services.Great map of the route on one side … the other side panels with Information and a few pictures. Shows the steamers Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton, Hendrick Hudson and Peter Stuyvesant on the covers. Excellent little phamplet and map.
Giant post card for the George Sharp designed Aquarama. she was the “oceanliner” of the great lakes durning the 50’s and 60’s. She was just towed to turkey for scrapping about 2 years ago after languishing at several locations on the Great Lakes for the past 3 decades. Mint and Unused