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Bygones of Monroe:


The first regularly scheduled marine passenger service in many years is running from Monroe as a part of the activity in connection with the port construction.

I. Willit is running a 42 foot, 50 horsepower cabin cruiser seating 40 passengers from the foot of Front Street to the lake on a twice a day schedule at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. The trip includes a chance to see both dredges and the dragline at the mouth of the channel at work as well as a short ride out into the lake. Mr. Willit hopes to accommodate the many
Monroe people interested in watching the transformation of once familiar ground below the old docks into a modern port. A number of citizens have express the desire to take a boat ride to see the port in process of construction and this is the service offered.

The boat is tied up near the Labeau dock and is available for chartering outside its schedule runs. Mr. Willit can be found either at the dock or at 1208 East Front Street. Next Saturday and Sunday the boat will be in service at the legion picnic at the yacht club.

(Monroe Evening News, July 10, 1933, p.3)


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