The Chippewa

The Chippewa Boats, Ships

Stock #: 310936
Type: Large Format Postcard
Era: Chrome
Size: 4.5" x 6.75" (11.5 x 18 cm)

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The 212 x 50 foot hull is that of the Chippewa, originally built as a small freighter around 1900, in Toledo, Ohio for Puget Sound interests, and was later converted to a passenger-car ferryboat. The Chippewa arrived in San Francisco Bay in 1968 where it caught fire. Its plans as a private maritime museum failed, due to insufficient insurance, so it was sold and remains north of Stockton, in San Joaquin County, at Paradise Point, California. The docks in the foreground were fabricated during the summer of 1969, by a new houseboat operation, Magic Holiday Floatels, Inc. The ferryman of Disappointment Slough, lives in the grey, weather-beaten house which haw been used as a Hollywood set
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