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  • #46
    Originally posted by joea View Post

    Only 6? I spent 10!
    Show off!
    Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the cheesemakers

    That's right bitches. I'm blessed!

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    • #47
      Originally posted by johns624 View Post
      Here's a little bit of useless trivia--The JW Westcott Co., which delivers mail, supplies and crewmen to passing freighters, has its own zipcode.
      Makes perfect sense. Just like military APO's.
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #48
        Meanwhile. circa 1900 Great Lakes steamships:
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #49
          Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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          • #50
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #51
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #52
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                • #53
                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                  • #54
                    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                    • #55
                      There used to be a thriving day trip market on the Lakes. Steamers would go from Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo to Cedar Point and Put-In-Bay. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Detroit has the restored wood paneled main salon of one of the boats on display.

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                      • #56
                        Great photos, MM!
                        ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
                        IN MARE IN COELO

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                          Meanwhile. circa 1900 Great Lakes steamships:
                          You need to start this as a topic on it's own. Actually, the only fitting place and subject for Great Lake Ships would be the submarines built for WW2, the Eagle Boats and Lakers for WW1, and the destroyers built by Defoe for the Cold War and Vietnam.

                          As far as the fate of the Western States, this picture says it all as she was scrapped in the 60s.

                          “Breaking News,”

                          “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post

                            You need to start this as a topic on it's own. Actually, the only fitting place and subject for Great Lake Ships would be the submarines built for WW2, the Eagle Boats and Lakers for WW1, and the destroyers built by Defoe for the Cold War and Vietnam.

                            As far as the fate of the Western States, this picture says it all as she was scrapped in the 60s.

                            Not worth starting a separate thread under the current forum restrictions.

                            It is the fate of all ships to either sink, rust away or be scrapped. Today some are recycled. Very few make it to museum status, and even they are not properly maintained. Take a look at the fate of the SS America, a once proud luxury liner that was left to rot.



                            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                            • #59
                              I believe that's the SS United States.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                                Not worth starting a separate thread under the current forum restrictions.

                                It is the fate of all ships to either sink, rust away or be scrapped. Today some are recycled. Very few make it to museum status, and even they are not properly maintained. Take a look at the fate of the SS America, a once proud luxury liner that was left to rot.
                                Exactly. both on this forum's ban on discussing current events and what looks like the SS United States which is rusting away as well. Facebook has an active forum on Great Lakes Ships and their history if you want more info, or better yet, avoid the random censoring and go to the websites of the various ship museums located around the Great Lakes. You can also look for the book "World War II & The Great Lakes, Submarines, Bombers, & Ore Boats" by Wes Oleszewski, for the history of the Great Lakes during WW2 of which I have a signed copy.

                                Locally, We have in Bay City the USS Edison, a Vietnam era Forest Sherman destroyer. They have turned it into a museum ship. The plastic modeling club I belong to constructed a scale diorama of the Battle of Edison Ridge which is in the Officer's Wardroom on display. They also have their own web sites along with Michigan's Heros Museum, a collection of personal stories and artifacts of Michigan veterans and space pioneers, along with the largest collection of MOH recipients in one place in the US.
                                “Breaking News,”

                                “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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