Friday, July 29, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt Ferried Passengers to Cedar Point in 1945

Owned by the U.S. Navy from 1918-1919, the steamer Theodore Roosevelt was part of the Cleveland-Cedar Point Steamship Company in the mid 1940s. You can see passengers on three different levels in this closer view.

This vessel was particularly busy during the Cedar Point season of 1945. From June through Labor Day, the Theodore Roosevelt took passengers from Cleveland to Cedar Point. The July 9, 1945 issue of the Sandusky Register Star News reported that these excursionists were arriving at Cedar Point aboard the steamer: Denison, Brooklyn, Faith and Ellbrook chapters of the Eastern Star, Myrtle May Auxiliary of Euclid Temple, Bikur Cholin Relief Society, Women’s Alliance First Unitarian Church, and employees of the Monmouth Products Company. At the end of July, 1945, veterans from the Crile General Hospital boarded the Theodore Roosevelt for an outing at Cedar Point.  See the Great Lakes Vessels Online Index for more details about this and other Great Lakes vessels.

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