Gem Ferry


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Gem Ferry
Date: 1858
Type(s): Photograph
Physical Description: b&w; 25x20 cm; reproduction c. 1970
Identifier(s): Acc. No. 08-022; 41
Acc. No. 13-012, Box 11, 3547 PP
Source: Walkerville Times Collection
Notes: Original at Windsor Community Museum (P5435 - PC 269); "The Detroit & Windsor Ferry Co. 1858; Str: Gem; Capt. Tom Chilvers; Wm Campbell, Owner"; This ferry ran between Windsor and Detroit; it was also the first ferry to run between Sandwich, Ontario and Springwells, Michigan (now part of Dearborn, MI and Detroit, MI). The photograph was likely taken in Windsor, on Brock Street, near the foot of Ouellette Avenue. Brock Street no longer exists. The old town pump is on the right (Township of Sandwich: Past and Present).
Subject(s): Gem (Ferry)
Ferries
Detroit River
Brock Street (Windsor)
Docks
Ouellette Avenue (Windsor)
Waterfront (Windsor)
Place(s): Windsor (Ontario)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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