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Lansdowne of Windsor, a Detroit River ferry boat

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Steamer Lansdowne of Windsor

Crossing the Detroit River in winter c. 1904, LC-D4-22154

Under the headline of “Things I found when looking for something else” comes this photo from the massive Detroit Publishing Co. collection in the Library of Congress.

The ferry is identified as the steamer Lansdowne of Windsor, a vessel mentioned briefly in The Detroit River ferryboats in the Detroit News’ Rearview Mirror:

The old paddle-wheeled steamer, the Lansdowne, which by its retirement in 1956 was one of the oldest vessels still operating on the lakes, once carried passenger train cars across the Detroit River. It was resurrected briefly during the 1980s as a floating restaurant off downtown Detroit.  more...

article from Michigan in Pictures



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I was last Capt to sail this vessel, She actually sailed under own power till 1970, my dad was Capt aboard her ,27 years + took me on many times ,Very Fond Memories JIM4/29/2007 7:48:32 AM
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I was last Capt to sail this vessel, She actually sailed under own power till 1970, my dad was Capt aboard her ,27 years + took me on many times ,Very Fond Memories JIM4/29/2007 7:51:14 AM
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