TitleGraham and Morton Line
A promotional folder for the Graham & Morton passenger ship line titled, "The Graham & Morton Line To All Michigan". The booklet contains advertisement for other business along with describing why Michigan is a great resort and vacation destination. There are descriptions of the ship benefits and amenities along with photos and sketches of destinations and sights along the trip. The Ottawa Beach Hotel, Macatawa Bay and Hotel and Jenison Park Hotel are locations promoted in the booklet. Also there are sketches of their various ships.The booklet also promotes a combined Lake and Rail ticket option along with map
The Graham and Morton Steamship Company was the leading passenger shipping company on southern Lake Michigan. The Graham & Morton Line was based in St. Joseph. In 1902 the Holland & Chicago line sold out to Graham & Morton. The Graham & Morton line provided daily service on the Holland-Chicago route. This provided a convenient and enjoyable schedule for travelers. On July 4th, 1913 the Graham & Morton set a record by bringing 1,800 passengers from Chicago to Holland. The hotels and bathhouses at Macatawa & Ottawa Beach were filled to capacity. In 1922 the Graham & Morton line had a total of 46,000 east & westbound travelers. In the 1920’s they began transporting passenger cars too. In 1924 Graham & Morton merged with Goodrich Transit Company for $5,000,000 after 50 years in the steamboat business.