Chief Wawatam a Hand-Bomber by Frances D. Burgtorf 1976

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The story of the ship Chief Wawatam,  a hand-fired, coal-burning steam vessel, one of the last on the Great Lakes. The railroad car ferry at work in the Straits of Mackinac who's history spanned from 1911 to 1976. Her story is told by her crew and captains with great detail and many illustrations.

Chief Wawatam, a Hand-Bomber, is an excellent addition to your historical ship collection or your home library.


This book set is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears. Please note it looks to be the author inscribed this book to the previous owner in 1982 in pen. Also included is a postcard found in this book of the Chief Wawatam.

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Book Dimensions:12x10x2

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