Columbia Yacht Club Clubship in Chicago

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Columbia Yacht Club Clubship
Official name:Abegweit
Also known as:Abby

111 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, Grant Park 60601
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Quick Facts
  • Renovated: 1997
  • Type: Ship
  • Maximum Length: 372 feet / 113 meters
    > The ship is a former Candian icebreaker from Nova Scotia.
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  Not, surprisingly, a retired Great Lakes railway carferry, but Canadian National Railway's 1946 icebreaking ferry MV Abegweit, which spent most of its life transporting passengers, autos, and railway cars between Port Borden on Prince Edward Island and Cape Tormentine, on the New Brunswick mainland. Purchased by Columbia Yacht Club in 1983, a better fate than most rail ferries experienced.

Alan Follett - Saturday, October 13th, 2012 @ 7:22pm