Chicago. Chicago Duluth and Georgian Bay Transit Company. 1939.
Illustrated booklet, 9 x 7 ½ inches, 23 pp. with vertical center fold (possibly folded for mailing). Booklet features deck plans; itineraries for 1939; price list; map of routes; staged photos of revelers; etc. The booklet describes the Georgian Bay Line as having "the only ships on the Great Lakes devoted exclusively to pleasure cruising. No freight, no automobiles carried...providing the most unrestricted space for passengers." The line also boasts "capable, college-student waitresses, bellboys, and deck stewards” and advertises "seven-day cruises from $69.50." A map shows the routes of the lines' three vessels, with two of the ships traveling between Chicago and Buffalo and the third traveling between Duluth and Buffalo. Great Lakes cruises fell out of fashion in the 1950s and, unable to meet fire-safety regulations, the line ceased operations in 1966. Booklet in very good clean condition, with fold noted. Item #52199