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ADIRONDACK (Lake Champlain) postcard (c)

postcard,  posted 1995, 6" x 4", 150mm x 100mm (approx)
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Product information

Double-ended ferry built as the South Jacksonville in 1913 by Merrill-Stevens shipyard, Jacksonville Florida, for the Jacksonville Ferry and Land Company. Her route was between Jacksonville and South Jacksonville, but after a bridge was built in 1921 she was sold to the Tacony-Palmyra Ferry Company and renamed Mount Holly for service on the Delaware River at Philadelphia. In 1927 she was purchased by the 34th Street Vehicular Ferry Company of New York keeping the same name and operating between Long Island City and Manhattan. The company failed in 1936 and in 1938 she was purchased by the Chesapeake Bay Company and after a major rebuild was renamed Governor Emerson C Harrington II operating between Clairborne and Romancoke. Again replaced by a bridge in 1952 she was sold in 1954 to the Lake Champlain Transportation Company and renamed Adirondack. Her superstructure was cut down and placed on her car deck so that she could navigate the Champlain Canal and was reassembled at Burlington. She operates between Burlington and Port Kent and in 2013 celebrated her 100th birthday!

postcard by Dean Color, 
posted 1995, minor knocks, marks, 
6" x 4", 150mm x 100mm (approx)
our ref: SRM113a

Technical specifications

Brand: Dean Color Service
Condition: Used
Product Code: SRM113a

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