Dock Scene, D & B Line, Detroit, Mich. No. 232 Published by Distache, Detroit, Mich. Printed in Germany. The Steamer Eastern States about to cast from her moorings and leave the Detroit and Buffalo dock for Buffalo. The trip is a favorite one with the thousands of summer excursionists who pass through Detroit each summer.
Post marked Detroit, Mich. Apr 3, 1909. Addressed to Miss F. [Florence] Koontz, Columbus, Ohio. 1346 W. Broad St.
“4-2-0’09 Detroit, Mich. Friend F.K. This is the boat I expect to work on this summer. I would like nothing better than for you to take a trip with me. I expect to go to work the 15th of April. Your friend, L.W. [Lee Weaver]”
OK, in April of 1909, Grandpa Lee was just turning 16 and Grandma Florence would be turning 14. Not sure what Effie (Lee’s mother) or Phebie (Florence’s mother) would have thought of the plan of Florence taking a cruise with Lee… Grandpa, did go to work that summer on the Eastern States.