Ford Motor Company Ship "Henry Ford II" at the Rouge Plant, Dearborn, Michigan, circa 1949

Summary

Henry Ford sited his new manufacturing complex on the newly-dredged River Rouge to accommodate ships bringing in raw materials or taking on finished product for delivery. Desiring complete self-sufficiency at the Rouge, Ford assembled his own fleet of cargo carriers, ocean liners, barges, tugboats and canal boats. This photograph shows Henry Ford II, a Ford Motor Company ore freighter launched in 1924.

Henry Ford sited his new manufacturing complex on the newly-dredged River Rouge to accommodate ships bringing in raw materials or taking on finished product for delivery. Desiring complete self-sufficiency at the Rouge, Ford assembled his own fleet of cargo carriers, ocean liners, barges, tugboats and canal boats. This photograph shows Henry Ford II, a Ford Motor Company ore freighter launched in 1924.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1949

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.4905

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 10.25 in

Inscriptions

Typing on back of print reads: "Henry Ford II leaving Dearborn on first trip of season."

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