Post by cobblehillian on Jul 14, 2012 21:46:50 GMT -8
Thanks, Mr. Horn for a wonderful photo essay on what I think was probably the most obscure railway marine operation in North America. I think some of the CPR BC interior lake operations came close but couldn't top the Great Northern at Waterton.
Too bad the INTERNATIONAL isn't running on steam power.
Post by Flugel Horn on Aug 25, 2012 7:46:43 GMT -8
Mr. Phil Spaulding, of west coast ferry design fame, also had a hand in some of the design of the MV International.
- Spaulding didn't design the Waterton Lakes ship itself, but he did work on renovation designs done in 1937 (10 years after launch) in order to bring the ship up-to-code at that time.
According to the book "M.V. International" by Chris Morrison & Ray Djuff, Carl Nordstrom of Seattle was contracted to "bring the International up to standard" and it was Mr. Spaulding who prepared the plans for the work on the International and who then enjoyed a 3-week stay at Goathaunt Montana to supervise the work. - Most of the 1937 work was on the stern and the bulkheads.