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Tashmoo Plus Two: 1912

Tashmoo Plus Two: 1912

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. "Daily river excursion steamers. Sidewheelers Tashmoo, Owana and City of Detroit III at White Star Line dock." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Thanks Gramps!

My Grandpa painted ships in Detroit, I have a beautiful oil painting of the Tashmoo hanging on my wall that he did a few years before he died.

Sorry, honey

Couldn't get the money to take the cruise.


Is the name on the crating on the machine goods "Studebaker Corporation"?

[It is. - Dave]

And on the top deck

is the dutiful U-boat spotter.

The Glass Hack

This was the nickname given the Tashmoo. She had over 600 windows. She was a day steamer that sailed from Detroit every morning in the summer with a stop at Tashmoo Park to disembark picnickers. She continued to Port Huron with a short stop, crossed over to Sarnia headed back to Harsons Island to pick up the people after a outing at the park, returning to Detroit in the evening.

Built in 1901, she sank at Amherstburg, Ontario, in 1936 and was cut up for scrap.

99 bottles of everything.

From the number of empties on the lower left, it looks as if these were not dry cruises.

Barrels of bottles!

Looks like someone remembered to put the glass recycling out! Hope that isn't all beer !

On the dock

Those have to be the flimsiest shipping crates I've ever seen.

I see you.

Same to ya, buddy!

Paul Senior

My gosh, if it isn't Paul Teutul Sr., of Orange County Choppers!

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