This page contains Links that will take you to Videos and Photo Gallery’s of the Chief Wawatam. If you have pictures you would like to share, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Below to Hear the Chief’s Whistle:
Chief Wawatam by Danny Adler. Youtube (20:58 Min) This is probably one of the best videos that exists on the inside of the Chief Wawatam. In the summer of 1988 Danny Adler a qualified steam locomotive fireman was granted permission by MDOT to inspect the boat as a consultant on behalf of the David Joseph Metals Co. They were interested in doing a study on the viability in preserving the boat in recognition of her great historical significance.
Chief Wawatam 1 – YouTube (1976) (7:42 Min.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYG2aHLPrmk&feature=relmfu
Chief Wawatam 2 – YouTube (5:57 Min.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00rh1p2gCvw&feature=relmfu
Chief Wawatam Engine – YouTube (1911) (1:27 Min.) Ship’s Triple Expansion Steam Engine 1500 HP – Wisconsin Maritime Museum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E38Wf2-xcKA&feature=related
Since the Chief has been gone for so long and having no videos of the steam engine operations we have substituted a YouTube Video from the S.S. Badger which still sails out of Ludington, Michigan today. Most controls of steam ships were done with this form of time proven control (chadburn to engine room) This is also the way the S.S. Titanic was operated as well. (This video is very informative)
Bruce Oldenberg’s Photo’s of the Chief Wawatam – Time for ‘Oldies but Goodies’ from 1978 (Part 1)
Bruce Oldenberg’s Photo’s of the Chief Wawatam MESSAGES COLLECTED AFTER THE ‘CHIEF’ PAGE WAS POSTED (Page 2)
Chief’s Elevator Collapse – Doug Taylor Collection
The Chief’s Engine was moved on Wednesday September 26, 2012 from Arnold Lines Mill Slip to The Feed Station. Chief’s Engine Moving Photos
Chief Wawatam Album – Courtesy Robert E. Tamlyn (Chief Engineer 1975-1979)
Some very good video of the Michilimackinac area after 1:01:45 and of the Chief Wawatam after 1:05:00 in the video. Check it out below.
Around Chicago (circa 1941-1960) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbfckK-8tE4 (1:07:41 Min.)