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Window

Building Name: Mariners' Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1968

Subject/Title of Window: Thanks Be For All Seamen

Brief Description of Subject: Using three medallions, this window depicts developments in the powering of ships. The border is formed with waves and propellers.

The top medallion depicts a wind powered craft. The inscription "IKOUMENE" is the Greek word used in the Bible for the entire Christian community on earth. A sailboat with a cross symbolizes the Church which navigates the believers in Christ through the seas of life to the safe harbor of eternal life.

The middle medallion depicts a steamer --- a craft driven by a paddle wheel. The ship is named "Walk-In-The-Water" after a Wyandotte Indian chief and was the first steamer on Lake Erie. The inscription reads "Docked in Detroit August 27, 1818". According to "The Windows of Old Mariners'" by Jean M. Fox c. 1986, the founder of Mariners' Church, Julia Anderson, was on board. Thus the window was installed on the 150th anniversary of her landing in Detroit.

The bottom medallion depicts a propeller driven craft. The name of the ship as seen on the stern is "City of Detroit".

At the bottom right of the window is the maker's logo (an angel made from triangles and circles), the date the window was made (68), and the makers name (Willet Windows).

Inscriptions: Thanks be to God for all seamen who have given their lives in service on the Great Lakes.
This window placed here by the Women's Propeller Club Port of Detroit 1968.


Height: ~90"

Width: 18"

Thanks Be for All Seaman
Thanks Be for All Seaman
Thanks Be for All Seaman, top
Thanks Be for All Seaman, top
Thanks Be for All Seaman, middle
Thanks Be for All Seaman, middle
Thanks Be for All Seaman, bottom
Thanks Be for All Seaman, bottom
Thanks Be for All Seaman, donors
Thanks Be for All Seaman, donors
Thanks Be for All Seaman, signature
Thanks Be for All Seaman, signature
Thanks be for all Seamen
Thanks be for all Seamen

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