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Float Your Boat: 1905

Float Your Boat: 1905

June 24, 1905. "Steamer William E. Corey, the launch, South Chicago, Ill." Seen earlier here and here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

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Didn't take long to wreck it

The William E. Corey was run aground in November of this same year with damage to the hull. Repaired and saw service "until 1970 when she was sunk as a breakwater at Port Credit, Ontario, where she remains to this day"

Is a ship still a "She" if it has a man's name?

Lean WAY back!

Looks like the tug in the foreground has a funnel that can be folded back, probably to clear low bridges - note the counter-weighted mechanism aft of the funnel. Never saw one before!

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