Video Archive: 1964 Great Lakes Adventure

detroit-to-duluth-mapThis 16mm film documentary was produced by Detroit Public Schools and the Ford Motor Company. It chronicles a trip aboard the Ford Motor Company freighter as it voyages from the River Rouge Factory Complex to Duluth and back with a load of iron ore.

The program is sexy throughout, but since it’s an educational film you might want the cheat sheet or Cliff Notes. The Duluth segment of the adventure starts at the 13-minute mark and ends at the 17-minute mark.

Much appreciation to the Detroit Historical Society for making this gem available to the masses.



about 7 years ago

This is fantastic. Thanks so much for posting it.


about 7 years ago

Here's another 1984 video doc of the Ford, (her last year in service I believe), that also visits Duluth. She was replaced by another William Clay Ford, which is currently named the Lee R. Tregurtha.


about 7 years ago

Fodder for MST3K?

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