Detroit and Cleveland, 1957. Item #99-5854
Color illus., 9 x 3.75" and opens up to 18 x 15". Light wear and creasing else good to very good condition. COMES WITH: "1957 S.S. Aquarama Summer Sailing Schedule", front cover illus., 4.25 x 2.75", 4pp including covers, light wear and creasing else very good. The Aquarama started out as a transoceanic troop carrier in 1945 under the name "Marine Star". In 1953 it was purchased by the Sand Products Company of Detroit and underwent a two year transformation into a luxurious passenger/car ferry. The newly named S.S. Aquarama had nine levels with five bars, four restaurants, two dance floors, movie and television theaters, playroom and much more. It was capable of carrying 2,500 passengers and 160 cars and had both day and evening cruises. The brochure shows various leisure activities, some scenes at the Detroit dock ie. cars being loaded into the ship with a Bob-Lo boat in the background, standing at the railing looking at downtown Detroit, the ship passing under the Ambassador Bridge. Sadly, the Aquarama wasn't profitable and ceased operations in 1962. "Come aboard for glorious hours of ocean-liner luxury!...the breathtaking skylines of Detroit and Cleveland..." Sold as a pair only. SCARCE memorabilia.