And Speaking of Boats


What a beaut!

Chris found this amazing photo on Shorpy of the “City of Cleveland” which appears to be about to dock in Detroit in the early 1900s. From the boat’s sign it looks like it was going to take on a group representing the Detroit Board of Commerce.

Note the other boat in the background. At one time, the Detroit River was chock full of vessels of all kinds.

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About Elaine Weeks

How history was taught in my day: memorize lots of boring dates and facts, watch corny old black & white history films. There was one bright spot, however. Grade 9 history at Walkerville Collegiate with Miss Falls (Georgina) when she taught a section on local history and took us on a field trip to explore some of Windsor's built heritage. Due to a peculiar series of events, celebrating local history became part of my business. My company, (partner is Chris Edwards,) Walkerville Publishing Inc., launched "The Walkerville Times" in 1999, which in due course became "The Times Magazine". Our goal was to make history real. I am a writer, editor, blogger, photographer, mother, wife, sister, activist, traveller, gardener, knitter, masters track & field competitor (when I have time), glass is nearly full person.
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