Bedroom on "Sialia," Henry Ford's Yacht, circa 1925

Summary

Henry Ford purchased the yacht Sialia in 1917. Intended as private transportation during trips to investigate possible industrial supply sources, Sialia also carried the Fords and their guests on family excursions. Passengers enjoyed well-furnished staterooms, parlors and a dining room among the yacht's other amenities. The yacht was never used to a great extent and eventually was sold in 1929.

Henry Ford purchased the yacht Sialia in 1917. Intended as private transportation during trips to investigate possible industrial supply sources, Sialia also carried the Fords and their guests on family excursions. Passengers enjoyed well-furnished staterooms, parlors and a dining room among the yacht's other amenities. The yacht was never used to a great extent and eventually was sold in 1929.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1925

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.17743

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: 8.5 in

Width: 10.5 in

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