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Just Add Water: 1912

Just Add Water: 1912

November 8, 1912. Wyandotte, Michigan. "Steamer Seeandbee on the ways, broadside." The Great Lakes sidewheeler, built for the Cleveland & Buffalo Transit Co., the day before its launch at the Detroit Ship Building yards. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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