Thursday, May 16, 2013

Duffy's Spring-ish Voyage - Part 26

Tiny Duffy and I are still on the then-101-year-old Great Lakes Freighter the James M. Schoonmaker!

"There sure are a lot of bathrooms on this ship!" said Tiny Duffy.

"Wow! So pretty down there!"

Tiny Duffy grunted. "Don't worry! I will open the door for you!"

A placard read, "You are  now in the Observation Room on the 'Texas Deck.' This room was designed to resemble the round room at the forward end of the Mississippi River steamers called the 'Texas Room.' This space was strictly  for passenger relaxation and offered a 360 degree view. The Schoonmaker and her sister ship the William P. Snyder Jr. were the only two ships in Great Lakes history to have such a room which was often referred to as the 'passenger's pilothouse.'"

 "Wow! This is a fancy place!"

 I do believe we were looking out at downtown Toledo.

We could have had even more fun if it weren't so windy! But Tiny Duffy was a very good companion to bring.

Since there are magnets in his paws.

Looking back at the Observation Room!

My parents' roof has one of those turbine things! It is shorter, though, and not green.

I'm not sure what the signal flags say. If Tiny Duffy knew, he didn't tell me.

This is one of my favorite photos of Tiny Duffy.

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