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Western States: 1910

Western States: 1910

Circa 1910. "Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Line steamboats Western States and City of Mackinac." Built in 1902 and 1893 in Wyandotte, Michigan. View full size.

 

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Fenders

This is a sidewheel steamer and those fenders protect the paddles.

[The fenders are there to protect the dock and the boat from bumps and scrapes. - Dave]

Automotive Back Formation?

Er . . . uh . . . not to get too esoteric here, but devices intended to protect hulls from dock abrasion, etc., are properly called fenders, not bumpers.

OARS?

Hanging down? Ok, so I know that they are not, but what are they?

[Bumpers. Fenders! - Dave]

[Ha! as an English transplant, you had it right the first time. Also, do they store the luggage in the BOOT? :)]

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