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Archives from the St. Ignace News concerning the Chief Wawatam:

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10/04/2012 – Chief Wawatam Engine Finds Temporary Home at US-2 Feed Station

09/27/2012 – Chief Engine To Be Moved Wed.

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09/20/2012 – Chief Engine Now To Be Restored

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09/13/2012 – Chief Engine Will Be Scrapped

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07/19/2-12 – Chief Dock Will Be Demolished – St. Ignace Company Will Haul Debris……………

06/18/2012LETTER FROM MICHILIMACKINAC HISTORICAL SOCIETY: City Council Meeting Minutes #9…………………………..

06/18/2012 Public Comment City Council Meeting Minutes – Doug Taylor read a letter from Gary Nitz regarding the feasibility of preserving the chief dock…………………………

6/14/2012 – Historic Keewatin Docks at Mackinaw – Longtime Museum Ship Makes Layover On Her Way Home – This is just a look at what other communities are doing with their Historical Icons………….

04/26/2012 – CHIEF DOCK UPDATE: City Council Meeting Minutes #6. City Manager Therrian stated that the Army Corp of Engineers inspected the Chief Dock area today….
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04/19/2012 – Chief Dock To Be Scrapped After All
The Michilimackinac Historical Society will not attempt to salvage pieces of the Chief Wawatam dock, board members decided at a meeting Wednesday, April 11……………..
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04/05/2012 – Historical Society To Get Dock Pieces
City Reverses Decision To Scrap Artifacts…………………………
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03/29/2012 – Chief Dock To Be Torn Down Next Week
A construction company will take away the collapsed Chief Wawatam dock track elevator, probably the first part of next week, said City Manager Les Therrian……………………
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11/17/2011 – St. Ignace – Story
… with lots of great memories and good laughs. The new Chief Wawatam Park is a special place and many walkers are enjoying the great fall …
11/10/2011 – Totem of Chief Wawatam Coming – Story
Chief Wawatam Park in St. Ignace will boast a six-foot totem of its namesake, a tribal chief, this spring. Tom Paquin of Cross Village, originally of St. Ignace, …
11/10/2011 – Chief Wawatam Presentation Is Monday – Story
There will be a presentation about the ferry Chief Wawatam Monday, November 14, at the Mackinaw Area Public Library Common Room …
11/03/2011 – Support The St. Ignace Library Millage – Vote Yes – Story
… Bear East, assistance to develop the Kiwanis Beach and Chief Wawatam parks, downtown boardwalk, and several economic development projects …
10/27/2011 – How About A Fundraiser For Chief Wawatam Rail Elevator? – Story
… those pieces about “Save the Ramp” efforts for Chief Wawatam in The St. Ignace News. I hope somebody comes up with a Sooper …
10/27/2011 – Chief Wawatam Artifacts Exhibited – Story
… A Chadburn used on the Chief Wawatam is part of the display at Mackinaw Area Public Library. The Chadburn …
2011-10-25 – 4p2.jpg – Image
… model of the Chief Wawatam will be on display at the Mackinaw Area Public Library. The replica …
2011-10-25 – 4p1.jpg – Image
… Chadburn used on the Chief Wawatam is part of the display at Mackinaw Area Public Library. The Chadburn …
10/20/2011 – Chief Wawatam Park Still In Progress – Story
When Chief Wawatam Park, located on the Chief Wawatam dock downtown, opened just before Labor Day, a few elements had …
10/20/2011 – Historical Society Waits To Work on Dock – Story
… the City of St. Ignace before moving forward with a Chief Wawatam dock restoration project, noting that goals for the project must be …
10/13/2011 Looking Back – Story
… carferry which has been an auxiliary ship to the larger Chief Wawatam since 1913. Captain Charles Closs, with a crew recruited between …
10/13/2011 – Mackinaw Historical Society Will Celebrate Chief Wawatam – Story
… the occasion to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Chief Wawatam, last of the Straits’ great train ferries. The event will take …
10/13/2011 Chief Arrives at Straits – Story
… At right: The railroad ferry Chief Wawatam arrived at St. Ignace at noon Wednesday, October 17, 1911, depicted in …
2011-10-11 – 1p1.jpg – Image
… right: The railroad ferry Chief Wawatam arrived at St. Ignace at noon Wednesday, October 17, 1911, depicted in … the ship stopped so the apron there could be fitted to the Chief’s deck tracks. Among the crew bringing the ship from its birthplace …
10/06/2011 Michilimackinac Historical Society To Meet About Chief Dock Preservation – Story
… Museum to discuss preserving the railroad elevator at the Chief Wawatam dock, which collapsed August 3. The meeting is open to the public. …
09/22/2011 – Museum Sales Up; Wawatam Park Open; Street Light Project Complete – Story
… a Straits Area Community Foundation grant for $5,000 for Chief Wawatam Park, which opened Friday, September 2, during Labor Day Weekend. Total …
09/15/2011 City Gets Money for Demolition – Story
… Up Safety, But Still Leave Option for Preservation at Chief Wawatam Dock Site …
09/01/2011 – Wawatam Park New Features Open Friday – Story
Chief Wawatam Park, near the Chief Wawatam dock in downtown St. Ignace, will have new features open Friday, …
2011-08-30 – 14p1.jpg – Image
Wawatam Park, near the Chief Wawatam dock in downtown St. Ignace, will have new features open Friday, …
08/25/2011 – St. Ignace Team Wins $1,000 For Community in Let’s Get Moving Challenge – Story
… This year’s money will go toward a walkway at Chief Wawatam Park, Mrs. O’Rourke said. The challenge is open to anyone …
08/25/2011 Chief Wawatam: Money Should Be Spent To Rebuild – Story
To the Editor: In regard to the falling of the Chief Wawatam’s ramp, that really was sad. I know the city is short of money, …
08/18/2011 – Chief Wawatam Deserves A Memorial – Story
… black because I’m in mourning for the loss of the Chief Wawatam’s elevator. It was sad when the Chief left, but we …
08/18/2011 – Grassroots Effort Wants To Restore Old Chief Structure – Story… is underway to try to restore and preserve the historic Chief Wawatam rail elevator that unexpectedly collapsed on the St. Ignace waterfront..
08/11/2011 – For Chief Elevator, Rebuilding Seems Unlikely – Story… the remains of the rail elevator that once served the Chief Wawatam railroad ferry. “It’s too bad,” he said. Now he would …
2011-08-09 – 1p7.jpg – Image
… would raise the track bed the deck of the railroad ferry Chief Wawatam. The elevator collapsed Wednesday morning, August 3, a victim of age …
2011-08-09 – 1p6.jpg – Image
… sea gate is up on the Chief Wawatam as a train car crosses the track apron, far left, that links the railroad tracks in St. Ignace to the boat. The Chief transported the trains between St. Ignace and Mackinaw City. The track …
2011-08-09 – 1p2.jpg – Image
… to lift the railroad tracks to the deck of the rail ferry Chief Wawatam toppled into a pile of iron and wood at the Wawatam Dock when the …
2011-08-09 – 1p1.jpg – Image
… the remains of the rail elevator that once served the Chief Wawatam railroad ferry. “It’s too bad,” he said. Now he would …
07/21/2011 – DDA Projects Nearing Completion for Downtown Street Lights, Landscaping – Story
… at their meeting Friday, July 8. An update on the work at Chief Wawatam Park was also given during the meeting. The DDA approved Cedars of …
06/09/2011 – St. Ignace DDA Slates Several Projects for Completion – Story
… Sugar Loaf and Arch Rock on Mackinac Island. This and Wawatam Park, street lighting, and a new fence at Marquette Mission Park have … cost and the DDA will pay for the remaining $4,310. Chief Wawatam Dock Revitalization Project The major revitalization of …
06/02/2011 – Parade Keeps Families Coming Back – Story
… festivities since 1970, later played the role of Chief Wawatam during the pageant at Fort Michilimackinac. It’s a family … stage for a secret attack to overthrow the fort planned by Chief Wawatam June 2, 1763. As a way to gain entrance to the fort, the Indians …
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2008-01-17 – Chief Wawatam Engine to be Reurned to St. Ignace – Story

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