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katie
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: interesting photo found on the web Reply with quote

Hi...I often check a historical photo site for interesting images. This photo was posted on Tuesday. I think it is probably from the OTHER Boblo...but one of the people that commented seems confident that it is our island. any thoughts? unless this was built on an inland lake, I can't image this is our island.



http://www.shorpy.com/node/7413
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the guy that posted the pic also seems confident that it is our island! wow...does everybody know about this slide except me??? and furthermore, when are we building a new one!?!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like fun to me. I'm sure my girls would love it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject: Bois Blanc Island in Detroit River Reply with quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bois_Blanc_Island_(Ontario)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy What a neat project for the old dock area.. This stuff could be done in the old days... No liability BS... Just kids having fun.. Sad times we live in now..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is from the other Bois Blanc Island...alias Boblo down by Detroit. It is Canadian not American. I found some old postcards on eBay one time and the guy said they were from our Boblo....not so and I told him. This was one of the photographs and the other was a very large building with a ballroom. Hope this helps you out Katie.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so the consensus is that this slide was never on OUR island? i didn't think so....but i was secretly hoping that it was.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncle Steve wrote:
Very Happy Very Happy What a neat project for the old dock area.. This stuff could be done in the old days... No liability BS... Just kids having fun.. Sad times we live in now..


i agree Uncle Steve!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katie,

If you build it they will come.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:54 am    Post subject: interesting photo found on the web Reply with quote

I agree, If you build it they will come. Looks like something we would have done as kids if we had thought of it. Kinda like sliding down hills in garbage can covers, shovels, sheet metal (I'm sure that wasn't too smart), cardboard boxes and anything else you could find. Kids today have no imagination and that is why we bring the grandkids to the island.

Yes kids, there is life without electricity, video games, tv, ipods, etc.........
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