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City of Detroit III - Scrapping photos

The D-III disappears deck by deck as wreckers remove all that made her opulent in order to get to her metal bones.

The bones of the D-III are towed under the Ambassador Bridge on their way to the scrapyard.

Wreckers remove the wooden infrastructure from the glorious vessel so they can get to her metal bones.

Wreckers destroy the palace, ripping out its wooden infrastructure and piling it on the dock.

The majestic vessel, relieved of all its decorative woodwork, sits scrapped to her bones at dock

The captain's wheels after being removed from the D-III

The pilothouse in the process of being scrapped

The hulls of the Eastern States, left, and City of Detroit III after being cut down.

The City of Detroit III shortly before it was scrapped.