Henry Ford's Yacht "Sialia" Docked at Ford Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan, 1927

Summary

In 1917, Henry Ford purchased a yacht. He retained the vessel's given name, Sialia, the ornithological name for the Eastern Bluebird. Intended as private transportation during trips to investigate possible industrial supply sources, Sialia also carried the Fords and their guests on family excursions. The yacht remained in use--or docked at her home port, Ford Motor Company's Rouge plant--until 1929.

In 1917, Henry Ford purchased a yacht. He retained the vessel's given name, Sialia, the ornithological name for the Eastern Bluebird. Intended as private transportation during trips to investigate possible industrial supply sources, Sialia also carried the Fords and their guests on family excursions. The yacht remained in use--or docked at her home port, Ford Motor Company's Rouge plant--until 1929.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

15 June 1927

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.7882

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

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