|This majestic photo captures the inaugural sendoff of the steamship Frank J. Hecker in St. Clair, Michigan during the fall of 1905. Big waves, a proud flag, and excited onlookers create an inspiring photo that conjures up all kinds of stories behind it.
The Hecker was a cargo ship used for many things for over 55 years, including automobiles when it was converted in 1954. Unfortunately the steamer found its final resting place northwest of Azores in the Atlantic ocean when it sank in 1961 while being towed to shipbreakers in Italy.
The image is designed to be printed to fit a 11×14 frame or smaller, with a white matte border built in.
To download, click on the link above in the desired size, then click on “File” and “Download”.Follow the instructions on the Hemingway post.
This black frame was purchased at Wal-Mart for $5 near the photo section.If you make one, I’d love to see it!