Fun Fact Coincidence Friday. Jeff And I Were Just Discussing Isle Royale Transportation The Day Before I Started Reviewing This Stuff.

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The S.S. Seminole was a 188′ steel steamer built for the Coast Guard in 1899. It was repurposed as a passenger vessel during the Great Depression, and staffed as part of a public works program. Operating out of Houghton, it provided service to Isle Royale and Marquette. This photo from a collection of materials I purchased from the estate of Hazel Smith, who was an amateur photographer. I believe this was taken in the early 1940’s. Still looking for info on the fate of this ship.

Groups. 7/10

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Not technically a group photo, but the serviceman that kept this scrapbook dedicated a whole page to these provocative hula girls. The guy was stationed in Hawaii during 1939-40, and may have been there a year later during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The awesome white ink cartography was on the inside of the back cover.

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Groups. 6/10

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I think it would be cool to trade places with one of these kids for a week, but not have tuberculosis or anything. And during spring or summer.  A much more chipper and animated group than the previously posted Children of the Corn class picture.

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