Chief 'Wawatam': The Story of a Hand-Bomber.

Burgtorf, Frances D.

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Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Part I. 'Chief Wawatam' - The Railroad Car Ferry At Work: A. Introduction; B. A Trip on the Boat as She Crosses the Straits Thru Ice; C. The Men on the 'Chief' Describe Their Work and Their Careers; d. Memories of the Gally; E. Memories of Five Retirees; F. Ffinale. Part II. The Former Officers of the 'Chief Wawatam': A. The Captains; B. A Word About the Mates; C. The Chief Engineers; D. A Word About the Assistant Engineers; E. The Pursers. Part III. The Formal History of the 'Chief Wawatam': A. The Predecessors of the 'Chief' in the Straits of Mackinac; B. The 'Chief' Is Built in Toledo; C. The Maiden Voyage; D. The Early Years; E. The Twenties; F. The Thirties; G. the Forties; H. The Fifties; I. The Sixties; J. The Seventies. Part IV. A Special Selection of Photographs By Robert Morris Fowler as the Book Goes to Press with b&w illustrations throughout. Limited First Edition, of which this is No.354. "This is the story of a hand-bomber -- a hand-fired, coal-burning steam vessel, one of the last on the Great Lakes. During the Summer of 1911 the keel was laid for a very modern train ferry and ice- breaker -- the S. S. Chief Wawatam. Ninety days later she was launched, and in October of the same year she began her long career of service in the Straits of Mackinac. Still in service in January 1976 she is the last of the auto and train ferry boats on the Straits crossing. The author, encouraged by the Mackinac Tansportation Company -- owner of the boat -- and crew to compile its history, was welcomed aboard ship to take pictures and make recordings on several crossings, which for this book, he supplemented with company, museum, and government documents. As the book went to press, Robert M. Fowler (a former Navy man and professional photographer, and now owner of Review Printing Company where the book was composed and printed) was also welcomed aboard to photograph the ship and her crew at work. As a result the book has over 500 reproductions of pictures, charts, documents, diarys, old postcards, scrapbooks, and pages from the daily logs and trip log book." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with black lettering to front board and spine, and pictorial endpapers. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Chief 'Wawatam': The Story of a Hand-Bomber.
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Limited First Edition.

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Burgtorf, Frances D.
Published by Self-Published, Cheboygan, Mi (1976)
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Book Description Self-Published, Cheboygan, Mi, 1976. Cloth Over Boards. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good / with Protective Cover. Various (illustrator). First Edition, Numbered. This first ediiton has no corner bumping, very little edge wear. Upper edge of teh textblock has faint spotting. No ownership or other markings, interior text is clean and tight in it's binding. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Unclipped DJ has some light spotting and small discolorations. This copy is #8914 bottom of the Dedication page. Due to the size of the book it will require additional shipping outside the United States. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Numbered. Bookseller Inventory # 087544

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Book Description Self-published, Cheboygan., 1976. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. very good in very good dust jacket; lightly bumped corners, shelf wear, light soil to dj. Photos by Robert M. Fowler. folio 312 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 150625

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Burgtorf, Frances D
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Book Description Burgtorf, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. Sorry ? This item is NOT FOR SALE in California. Hardcover - with related ephemera, First Edition Signed by the Author on the dedication page, 1976 Burgtorf (Privately Printed) 297 pages plus an additional 65 photographs on 21 pages at the rear of the book.Near Fine in a Good+ DJ.just a touch of shelf/edge wear to red cloth boards with black titles - corners sharp.minor shelf/edge wear, some foxing, dustsoiling and age-toning to unclipped DJ - now in mylar.no previous owner markings - all pages are bright, clean and crisp.Author's Signature and Best Wishes on the dedication page.This is the story of a hand-bomber -- a hand-fired, coal-burning steam vessel, (a train ferry and ice-breaker as well) one of the last on the Great Lakes. Hundreds of vintage B&W photographs, a few maps, news articles and even bios of the crews. A treasure trove of lost history. Numbered copy - #1924.laid in is a newspaper article from the Detroit News dated Nov 3, 1983 that spells out the end of the line for this great ship.Thanks for supporting a small family business.LOC SS-TS-4. Bookseller Inventory # 151005015

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Frances D. Burgtorf
Published by By the Author, Cheboygan, Mich. (1976)
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Book Description By the Author, Cheboygan, Mich., 1976. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. From the dust flap: This is the story of a.hand-fired, coal-burning steam vessel, one of the last on the Great Lakes.; Signed by the Author; Many black & white illustrations; Red cloth with black titles; An almost fine copy in a very good mildly foxed dust jacket with 3" closed tear along top of gutter; 320 pages. Size: 9"x12". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # BBM13805

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