boat0029The Michigan first saw service as naval ship LCT 466 during the Second World War. In 1949, she was acquired by the Dutch company A.L. Oosterhuis and renamed Stenje Mensinga. By 1957, she was sailing under the name Michigan for the Metron Line. In the photo she is in lock 19 (west end) of the Cornwall Canal with a load of tractors from London on their way to Chicago.

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