|River Thames From Third Street Bridge, Chatham, Ont., Canada|
Valentine & Sons Publishing Co., Ltd.
Mike Skreptak Collection; Dexter Box
c. 1915; view of the River Thames and the steamer Ossifrage from the Third Street Bridge (formerly known as the Aberdeen Bridge) in Chatham, Ontario; the Ossifrage was the second of three popular steamers owned by the Chatham Navigation Company that made regular runs between Chatham, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan via the Thames River; the City of Chatham steamer made its maiden voyage on May 24, 1889 and was sold in 1912; it was replaced by the larger Ossifrage in 1912 which was active until 1920; the Ossifrage was replaced by the Thousand Islander in 1920, but by then, car travel was becoming more popular and steamer travel between the two cities ended in the 1920s.
Thames River (Ontario)
Chatham Navigation Company
Third Street Bridge (Chatham)
Aberdeen Bridge (Chatham)
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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