I do believe in ferries! #015

Badger

In 2010, we took a Fall trip to Wisconsin. Instead of driving through Chicago and its suburbs, we decided to travel across lake Michigan on the historic ferry  S.S. Badger.  It’s the only coal-fired steamship in the Great Lakes. They used to transport railroad cars in the hold, and load a few autos on top. The spindly ramp to the right is the former car ramp. Now automobiles and semi trucks use the hold.

It takes about 4 hours to make the 60-mile trip across the lake. Considering you’re not slogging through Chicago traffic, it works out pretty well.

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Egyptian Revival Mausoleum at Woodlawn

Egyptian-Style Mausoleum

Ancient Egyptian style mausoleums were quite popular in this area. The collection of artifacts at the nearby Toledo Museum of Art may have influenced that, along with a general interest in Egyptian Revival art .

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I do believe in ferries! #014

Ventilator

In 2010, we took a Fall trip to Wisconsin. Instead of driving through Chicago and its suburbs, we decided to travel across lake Michigan on the historic ferry  S.S. Badger.  It’s the only coal-fired steamship in the Great Lakes. They used to transport railroad cars in the hold, and load a few autos on top. The spindly ramp to the right is the former car ramp. Now automobiles and semi trucks use the hold.

It takes about 4 hours to make the 60-mile trip across the lake. Considering you’re not slogging through Chicago traffic, it works out pretty well.

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Gunckel Pyramid

Gunckel Pyramid

John Gunckel was a Toledo Philanthropist. What’s unusual was that he wasn’t a wealthy industrialist. He worked as a ticket agent for a railroad. He started the National Newsboys Association to help poor boys working as newspaper sellers and other low-level survival jobs. The three-sided pyramid was made from stones brought from all over the world. You can read more about him and the monument here.

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Gunckel Pyramid

Gunckel Pyramid

John Gunckel was a Toledo Philanthropist. What’s unusual was that he wasn’t a wealthy industrialist. He worked as a ticket agent for a railroad. He started the National Newsboys Association to help poor boys working as newspaper sellers and other low-level survival jobs. The three-sided pyramid was made from stones brought from all over the world. You can read more about him and the monument here.

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I do believe in ferries! #013

Railings- Badger

In 2010, we took a Fall trip to Wisconsin. Instead of driving through Chicago and its suburbs, we decided to travel across lake Michigan on the historic ferry  S.S. Badger.  It’s the only coal-fired steamship in the Great Lakes. They used to transport railroad cars in the hold, and load a few autos on top. The spindly ramp to the right is the former car ramp. Now automobiles and semi trucks use the hold.

It takes about 4 hours to make the 60-mile trip across the lake. Considering you’re not slogging through Chicago traffic, it works out pretty well.

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I do believe in ferries! #012

Luddington

In 2010, we took a Fall trip to Wisconsin. Instead of driving through Chicago and its suburbs, we decided to travel across lake Michigan on the historic ferry  S.S. Badger.  It’s the only coal-fired steamship in the Great Lakes. They used to transport railroad cars in the hold, and load a few autos on top. The spindly ramp to the right is the former car ramp. Now automobiles and semi trucks use the hold.

It takes about 4 hours to make the 60-mile trip across the lake. Considering you’re not slogging through Chicago traffic, it works out pretty well.

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