Before the Bridge

Before the Bridge

[the Story of the Mackinac Straits Ferries]

DVD - 2007
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Today, travelers cross the Mackinac Straits without ever leaving their cars, but until 1957 all traffic was carried across the Straits by a fleet of five ships. This is the story of that fleet of ferries and their predecessors that formed the first link between Michigan's two peninsulas. The carferries operated along with the famous train ferry Chief Wawatam. While the "Chief" operated into the 1970's, carferry service ended on November 1, 1957, the day the mighty Mac was opened. Take a trip back in time and see what Straits travel was like before the bridge through the use of rare color footage and interviews with former ferry workers.
Publisher: Chelsea, MI : Mighty Mac Films, c2007.
Edition: 50th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9788907650597
Branch Call Number: DVD
977.4
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 55 min.) : sd., b&w with col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Howell, Mark

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