Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ann Arbor Railroad Ferry, Frankfort, Michigan

This ship though similar to the previous images, was owned and operated by the Ann Arbor Railroad, used them to transport railroad cars across Lake Huron and Lake St. Clair into Canada.

One of the Ann Arbor Steamships entering the harbor, Frankfort, Mich C-2564

The signboard next to the bridge indicates it is the Ann Arbor, but the number of the ship is too faint to make out.

This card was used and is dated August 3, 1949.

Ferry Landing, Mackinaw City, Michigan

This image shows the ferry landing at Mackinaw City, MI, emphasizing the line of cars waiting to embark for the trip across the Straits of Mackinac. There was no bridge at the time of this photo, and the famous Big Mac bridge would not be completed for another nine years.

Mackinaw City, Mich. N1905, L.L. Cook Co. Milwaukee 1948

There is no description on the back of this card. The identity of the ship shown is unknown.

This card is dated 1948.

City of Cheboygan Ferry, Mackinaw City, Michigan

This card features the car/passenger ferry called City of Cheboygan, a one time rail ferry of the Ann Arbor Railroad that was converted to automobile carriage in 1937.

City of Cheboygan Mackinaw City, Mich. N533, L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee 1948

There is no description on the back of cards from this era, only the writing shown on the front.

As indicated in the image, this photo is from 1948.