Historic Boats

Historic Boats (HMUAQ)

Location: West Glacier, MT 59936 Flathead County
Country: United States of America

N 48° 37.059', W 113° 52.748'

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In 1895 there were no roads along Lake McDonald. Tourists arrived at this dock by wood-fired steamboat after getting off the train at Belton Depot and bumping along in a wagon to Apgar Landing.

The steamboat F.I. Whitney was the first boat to transport visitors and supplies on Lake McDonald. According to one passenger, "It was too hot below deck by the boiler, and if you rode topside, sparks burned holes in your clothes." It was an adventure in transportation just to reach the threshold of the mountains.
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 4:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12U E 287816 N 5388954
Decimal Degrees48.61765000, -113.87913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 37.059', W 113° 52.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 37' 3.54" N, 113° 52' 44.88" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 456-506 Going-To-The-Sun Rd, West Glacier MT 59936, US
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