On this day, June 16, in 1903, Ford Motor Company incorporated.
This image shows one of Henry Ford’s first Model “A”s with a group of interesting looking characters in front of Pitzer’s Pool and Billiard Parlor and Sheppe’s Drug Store. Powered by a horizontally opposed 12.8 horsepower 100 cubic inch two cylinder engine with an equal bore and stroke of four inches, Henry’s “Fordmobile” proved quite popular with just over 1800 units assembled and sold in 1903 and 1904.
Ship originally transported iron and coal for Ford motor company
Interior designed by Henry Ford.
Thomas Edison was a passenger
Was decommissioned in 1981 after nearly 50 years of service
Ship’s forecastle removed and hung over Lake Erie as a holiday home
From the time it was built in 1924, the boat was also used to transport coal and iron ore across the American lakes.
After being decommissioned in 1981 it was left to rust for four years before the front part of the ship was removed, sailed to Lake Erie, and perched on top of an 18 foot cliff to serve as a holiday home.
72 Lincoln Continental Mark IV by Greg Gjerdingen Via Flickr: Lincoln & Continental Owners Club
2012 Mid-America National Meet
August 15 - 19, 2012
Park Plaza Hotel, 4460 West 78th Street Circle
Hosted by the North Star Region