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Greater Detroit - Old photos

The Greater Detroit tows her sister ship, the Greater Buffalo.

Among the final moments of the Greater Detroit and Eastern States on Dec. 12, 1956, on their way to being burned in Lake St. Clair.

The Greater Detroit departs in June 1933.

The Greater Detroit in June 1933

A crowd on the Greater Detroit in 1933

The Greater Detroit in April 1946

The Greater Detroit, in white, with her smaller fleet mate the Eastern States, in 1951

In 1950, the Greater Detroit was painted white. It was originally black.

The Greater Detroit was painted white in 1950, as most steamers were.

The Greater Detroit at Harbor Springs in its white paint scheme.

The Greater Detroit in its white paint scheme.

The Greater Detroit is launched Sept. 15, 1923, by American Ship Building Co. at Lorain, Ohio