|Steel Excursion Steamer Columbia, Bob-lo, Route, Detroit River.|
Mike Skreptak Collection; Dexter Box
Postmarked 1909; "Bob-lo, Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River, one of Detroit's favorite pleasure grounds, is situated in Canadian waters at the junction of Detroit River and Lake Erie. The island is owned by the Detroit, Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Co., comprises 225 acres and is equipped with a casino, dancing pavilion, athletic field, bathing beach and similar conveniences. The fine steamer Columbia covers this run several times daily."; the Columbia was built in 1902 by the Detroit Dry Dock Company; designed by Frank Kirby; commissioned by Walter Campbell, president of the Detroit, Belle Isle, And Windsor Ferry Company; from 1902-1991 covered the Detroit to Boblo Island route.
Detroit, Belle Isle, And Windsor Ferry Company (Detroit)
Detroit Dry Dock Company (Detroit)
Kirby, Frank E., Designer
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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