Chief Wawatam’s Elevator Apron – Doug Taylor Collection 8-26-2011
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Chief Wawatam’s Elevator Apron – Doug Taylor Collection 9-5-2011
Chief Wawatam’s Elevator Apron – Doug Taylor Collection 4-19-2012
One of the Chief Wawatam’s Stern – Triple Expansion Steam Engine’s, stored at Arnold Lines Mill Slip – Doug Taylor Collection 3-30-2012
One of the three Chief’s triple-expansion engines was withheld from salvage and, after being restored to operating condition, was placed on display in 2005 at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a second one is in the presents of the City of St. Ignace where the future is not known of this rare gem. Other artifacts from the ferry, including the whistle, wheel, telegraphs, and furniture, are preserved by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission in Mackinaw City.
SOO Line Historical & Technical Society’s Magazine Article on the Collapse of the Chief Wawatam’s Apron.
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Click Below to Hear the Chief’s Whistle: