Sunday, September 25, 2011

Flint Photos: City of Flint Lifeboat

Oh, the irony.


  1. Very amusing! Should we draw straws to see which "30 persons" get to make it?

  2. Trivia: The ship "City of Flint" was the first US boat sunk by Germany in the beginning of World War II. Wonder if this is a lifeboat from that era.

  3. Very late to this discussion, obviously, but the "City of Flint 32" was a Lake Michigan carferry, which would explain why one of her lifeboats is in Ludington.

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