Throwback Thursday

The ferry LaSalle operated between Windsor and Detroit carrying both passengers and automobiles. This week’s Throwback Thursday Pic was taken circa 1929 with the ferry crossing the Detroit River on its daily sailings between Detroit and Windsor. Built in 1922 the ferry LaSalle had a capacity to carry 2000 passengers and 70 automobiles. With the partial completion of the Ambassador Bridge in the background and the opening of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, it would put an end to ferry service between the two cities in 1938. Ferry service would continue between Detroit and Walkeville until 1942. If you are interested in other historic images of Windsor, please visit our digital exhibit “Windsor’s History and Pictures” at https://windsorpubliclibrary.contentdm.oclc.org/.

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