I'm sure there is a story here.
Ice fishing perhaps?
Why do some guys have all the luck? I usually go home empty handed when ice fishing. I wonder what type of bait was used?
How much more can that beam hold?
That's a pretty cool T.
nice picture Herb.
It would make a better painting.
If pictures could only speak, great photo Herb!
I'll bet that T went back to the bottom. If the beam didn't break, one or both legs of the supports probably poked through the ice, collapsing the whole rig.
Ever notice during that era (10's, 20's and 30's), just about every working man wore that type of cap? Jim Patrick
Yes Jay you look at this and wonder. Is this at the end of a dock? Why or how did they get the posts or pilings right where they needed them?
The ice must have been thin enough to let the car fall through , but ok for a man to walk on and sink a post?
So once they get it up as high as they can, what's next?
Wait for it to freeze and drive to shore?
That's an ice T.
When it up you take out the body's and let it go again. I was told a story of this happening in Alaska in the 20's with a TT truck with Snowmobile assembly belonging to a boys school,
there were three priests on board and two survived.
Wonder who swam down there and attached the chains? No thank you!
Hal, That was my first thought too!
What is that to the left of the picture? Could that have possibly be a foot bridge that collapsed under the weight of the T? Notice all the splintered wood on the ice. Whoever was driving must have been drunk to imagine that a bridge made of planks over 2" x 6" beams would support the weight of a car. It may be close enough to shore that the T did not totally submerge, but was sitting like that when they started to retrieve it. I would suspect the rear of the car was still sitting on the bottom when this picture was taken, because if the car was totally hanging, I think the cross member support would be bent alot more. Jim Patrick
First guy standing on dock to second guy standing on dock; "I told that drunk the ferry stopped running in November."
Naturally in those conditions it's a touring car with the top down. lol
If the support on the right breaks or shifts, the man straddling it is in a very precarious position. At best he will get splinters. At worst******* Ouch!
I looks like a bridge that failed dropping the car through, I doubt it was a foot bridge. I also think that the construction of the bridge was probably adequate for most of the period traffic, remember, they did not rely on college trained engineers to construct bridges then. It reminds me of the time Calvin (in the Calvin and Hobbs strip) asked his father how they knew what the weight limits were for a bridge, his father told him that they build the bridge, then drive heavier and heavier trucks over it until it collapses. Then they weigh the last truck to drive over it and rebuild the bridge, putting the last successful truck's weight on the sign. I hear that they still do it that way in Minnesota.
" Ha, that's nothin. One time I hooked a model K back in barks bay....."
Yea, I heard that they fall through the ice easier than a model t.
Lots of them at the bottom of lakes.
I believe that is a 1925 photo of Scar Face "T" at the time of his hanging for going 35 MPH in a 15 MPH zone, on a home made gallows.
When I was a kid dad took us camping near a small pond out in the country. He told us the pond used to be a lot bigger when he was a kid. He then walked over to a spot about 10 feet from the water's edge & said, "well, right about here is my first car." He told us his older brother borrowed the T when he came home from ww2 & took it out on the ice during a skating party. You can guess the rest of the story....over the years the pond silted in & now the car is about 10 feet underground.
They say a lot of Model Ts and other cars are on the bottom of the Detroit River where they fell thru the ice transporting illegal liquor from Canada during prohibition.