Lower Dells Boat Dock and Dam, Wisconsin

This image shows the tour boat dock with what is likely the ‘Josephine’ underway in the middle of the image. In the distance is a dam, and a building above a waterway, possibly the turbines used to generate electricity from the flowing water. This structure still stands.

There is no description on the back of this card.

The design of this card is unusual in that it is not simply a photo with a legend marked on it. In addition, a photo of Herb Droste, captain of the tour boat ‘Josephine’, has been superimposed on the image with his name, presumably to further market his tours.

The boat dock still exists, having been updated over the decades, and still services tour boats for the Dells.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

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