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Chief Wawatam 1911 - 2009

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Chief Wawatam 1911 - 1989
(Mackinac Transportation Co.)
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At dock, 1970's.
(Photo by Fred Bultman IV from the Fred Bultman V collection)

At dock, 1970's.
(Photo by Fred Bultman IV from the Fred Bultman V collection)

At dock, 1970's.
(Photo by Fred Bultman IV from the Fred Bultman V collection)

At dock, 1970's.
(Photo by Fred Bultman IV from the Fred Bultman V collection)

At dock, 1970's.
(Photo by Fred Bultman IV from the Fred Bultman V collection)

At dock, 1970's.
(Photo by Fred Bultman IV from the Fred Bultman V collection)

At dock, 1970's.
(Photo by Fred Bultman IV from the Fred Bultman V collection)

In dry-dock at Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1977. Captain Roderick Graham standing in front of bow propeller.
(Photo by Robert T. Tamlyn)

After fire room showing Boiler #6 just after an annual Coast Guard inspection.
(Photo by Robert T. Tamlyn)

In dry-dock at Sturgeon Bay, WI 1977. Photo taken from M/V Belle River shortly before commissioning.
(Photo by Robert T. Tamlyn)

At dock, March 1977.
(From the Rich Weiss collection)

Arriving at dock, August 1978.
(Photo by Martin Bliss)

Backing away from the Mackinaw City Dock, July 11, 1977.
(Photo by Glendon Hynes)

Still backing. At least in later years, the boat backed a long ways out on the Mackinaw City side. July 11,1977.
(Photo by Glendon Hynes)

Postcard view.
(From the Violet Bostwick collection)

Approaching the Mackinaw City dock on March 13,1978. This amount of ice barely slowed the boat.
(Photo by Glendon Hynes)

Stern view at Mackinaw City dock, March 13,1978.
(Photo by Glendon Hynes)

Life Ring on car deck, March 13, 1978.
(Photo by Glendon Hynes)

Car deck on March 13,1978. Hopper car contained coal for boat. Coal bunkers were directly below.
(Photo by Glendon Hynes)

Soo Line GP38-2 4410 is turned on the St. Ignace turntable while the Chief waits in the background. Air from the locomotive was used to push the turntable with an air cylinder. August 23,1979.
(Photo by Glendon Hynes)

Onboard the Chief 1978.
(Photo by Jeff Mast) New

Approaching dock, 1978.
(Photo by Jeff Mast) New

 

Collection of 80 detail images taken onboard the Chief Wawatam in the mid 1970's.
(Photos by Frank Crevier, Dave Marcoux collection)

Trip across the Straits in January 1979
(Photos by Roger LeLievre)

Loading train cars onto Chief Wawatam.

Seagate raised.

Loading the trains view from pilot house.

Captain Roderick Graham.

Engineer Al Thibault.

Working the coal bunker.

Fireman Jim McNamee feeding coal to the boilers.

Fireman Jim McNamee feeding coal to the boilers.

Fireman Jim McNamee hard at work firing the "Chief".

Fireman Jim McNamee takes a well deserved break.

Engine room break (Photo by Roger LeLievre)

Coal smoke billowing out the stacks.

Ice track across the Straits.

Mate Harold Taylor on watch.

Mate Harold Taylor.

Wheelsman steering the course.

Pilot House view.

Port side passenger deck view looking aft.

Port side lifeboat.

Port side lifeboat looking forward.

Car deck and tracks.

     
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Further information about the Chief Wawatam can be found at:
Chief Wawatam web page
The Carferries of the Great Lakes - Website by Max Hanley with a written history of the Chief Wawatam by Bob Strauss

 


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