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Posted by frustrated 
Static Display
November 03, 2022 06:18AM
I had to photograph this lovely steamer last weekend. The owner was famous for another steam powered vehicle ... anyone want to guess?

Re: Static Display
November 21, 2022 01:38PM
Beautiful boat...who is it?

I tried to figure it out at no avail. Also, where is it?
Re: Static Display
November 21, 2022 11:19PM
It was owned by Ephraim Shay, of Shay locomotive fame. He invented the locomotive in Cadillac, MI and eventually retired to Harbor Springs. It currently resides next to his home which was built out of boiler plate. I'll dig up some photos.

Re: Static Display
November 22, 2022 05:43AM
Here's the photos.

Re: Static Display
November 23, 2022 05:54AM
What an amazing man. The loco designed for a particular job is unlike anything else, the boat and the house unique. I wonder if the steel house is noisy when it rains - but how good to see it preserved.

Re: Static Display
December 01, 2022 11:47AM
Cool photos, and everything is so unique! Mr. Shay had one heck of a creative mind.
Re: Static Display
August 07, 2023 09:12AM
Here's a link to some photos of a Shay locomotive in Cadillac, Michigan -- very near to where the first Shay was built and operated.

Cadillac park Shay locomotive

This is on the SACA Facebook site, where we also post links to steam related You Tube videos every few days.
Re: Static Display
August 07, 2023 04:11PM
About 50 years ago I looked at that boat somewhere near Traverse City MI. I was drawn to it not only for its svelte appearance but also the rusty patina. I'm not sure if it was in the same place in 1970, but I still like it.
Edit, it was on the shore near the south end of the Mackinac bridge!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2023 06:46PM by steveinky.
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