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Here goes the '80 S&S stopped in front of a church with a grave yard somewhere off some back road in Pennsylvania.
They had to take a SMALL ferry from New York state to a small Canadian island in the northeast end of lake Ontario and from there catch another ferry to Kinkston, Ontario, Canada.
As we said, this was a SMALL ferry. The hearse was as long as the ferry was wide. Talk about a tight fit. It got really scarry when we rode the waves of the wake of the ``salty'' you see in the distance (their term for an ocean going vessel in the lake). Those waves really tossed that little ferry around quite a bit.
Eventhough they were on a small island in the middle of lake Ontario, they managed to find a cemetery that presented a quick photo-opp.
On to Kingston on a much larger ferry. They sure packed them in like sardines on this boat.
While at Niagra falls on the Canadian side, they came accros this quaint motel. Better make reservations if you want the '59 Eldorado suite with the optional tri-power bed.
Talk about coincidence. On the road to Auburn Indiana, they saw this. No further explanation needed.
They stopped off at the Auburn, Cord, Deusenberg museum in Auburn Indiana and saw this, a 1936 Auburn 852 hearse.
In an attempt to expand its market share, the Auburn Automobile Company announced a line of commercial vehicles late in 1935. The lineup included a limousine, a hearse, an ambulance, and a combination hearse/ambulance. The vehicles were the final Auburns to be built in Auburn, most production had already been shifted to the Connerville, Indiana facility. Only a handful of these professional car were built, and very few remain to this day. This vehicle was previously owned by Museum member and trustee Thomas Busch.
Talk about a unique coach. Notice that all the side doors are suicide and that the back has a split open door, half up like a hatch-back and half down like a tailgate.
Finally, it has a rag top. Do you suppose it was removable? Which one of you wouldn't like to own this fabulous piece of automotive history?

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