Tucker Thomas of St. Ignace sadly looks over the pile of iron and timber rubble, the remains of the rail elevator that once served the Chief Wawatam railroad ferry. “It’s too bad,” he said. Now he would like to see it rebuilt. Mr. Tucker served on the Wawatam for 13 years as a fireman, water tender, and oiler. 1p1.jpg

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