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Friday, September 10, 2010

Eagle Harbor's 1927 Chrysler rescued

We were fascinated with the story of the rescue of these 220 brand new Chryslers from the ship City of Bangor that ran aground in Keweenaw bay back in the winter of 1927.  They were en route from Detroit to Duluth. The little museum on the grounds of the Eagle Harbor lighthouse tells a wild tale as eighteen of the cars fell into the Lake Superior. The rest were off-loaded in Copper Harbor, whose area is known for its massive snowfalls!  It took them all winter to get them back to Detroit, yet somehow this tiny museum has one of those beauties on display--we hear tell that some resourceful yooper had it hid in his garage for a few decades!

1 comment:

  1. I love those old cars - and what a story, eh? Definitely one of my favorite stops on the trip. ^_^