Str. Conger, Wallaceburg, Ont.
Pugh Mfg. Co.
Mike Skreptak Collection; Box 1
Postmarked 1910; excursion steamer Omar D. Conger entering Wallaceburg, Ontario; the steamer, named after a Michigan Senator, operated under the Port Huron & Sarnia Ferry Co.; it could carry 800 passengers and was considered unusually small with a length of 92 feet; it froze in the ice during an excursion in January, 1893 and the steamer was rebuilt following a fire in June 1901; a spectacular boiler explosion destroyed the steamer and killed 4 crew members on March 26, 1922; the postcard is addressed to Miss Anita Spencer.
Conger, Omar D. (Ship)
St. Clair River
Port Huron And Sarnia Ferry Company
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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