As automobile and air traffic advanced the fortunes of the company declined. Wartime rationing brought a resurgence in travel and several of the ships were transformed into aircraft training bases for the U. S. military. But the war's end and a collision between the City of Cleveland III and the Norwegian freighter Ravenfjell, which struck the D&C liner abaft and severely damaged it, finished the company.
My guess is that this is from the 1940s or so and was some sort of dating expedition. Maryanne Friedrich was the sister of Mrs. Karoline Tocco whose estate I found this at a year or so ago. They were the children of Austrian-Hungarian immigrants that originally purchased a farm in Belleville that was later purchased by Ford to build the Willow Run Bomber Plant and Airport.