Eagle Boats Lined Up at Ford Rouge Plant Dock, February 1919

Summary

During World War I, Ford Motor Company manufactured "Eagle" anti-submarine patrol boats for the U.S. Navy. Built in Dearborn on the Rouge River, the boats reached the Atlantic via the Detroit River, Lakes Erie and Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River. Ice blocked the route during the winter of 1918-19. More than 40 Eagles awaited warmer weather at the Rouge.

During World War I, Ford Motor Company manufactured "Eagle" anti-submarine patrol boats for the U.S. Navy. Built in Dearborn on the Rouge River, the boats reached the Atlantic via the Detroit River, Lakes Erie and Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River. Ice blocked the route during the winter of 1918-19. More than 40 Eagles awaited warmer weather at the Rouge.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

22 February 1919

Subject Date

22 February 1919

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.25901

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: 8.000 in

Width: 11.000 in

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