SS Ticonderoga, historic paddlewheeler - Shelburne, VT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere
N 44° 22.525 W 073° 13.939
18T E 640826 N 4915090
Quick Description: The last walking beam side-wheel passenger steamer in existence was hauled two miles inland and given a berth at the Shelburne Museum.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2009 2:22:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM79NX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
Views: 11

Long Description:
The 220-foot Ticonderoga was built in Shelburne, Vermont in 1906. It was operated on Lake Champlain until 1953, and barely missed being scrapped upon retirement. Vermont author Ralph Nading Hill led a citizen's committee determined to find a way to preserve the ship - which subsequently became a plan to build a railroad, float her onto the rails, and haul her 2 miles overland in winter, when the frozen ground would support the weight.

This effort was successful, and today the ship is preserved at the 75-acre Shelburne Museum.

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View technical drawings of the ship

Is there a tour: Self-guided tours during museum hours.

If boat is a garden what was planted in it: Not listed

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