Fred R. White Jr. visits Duluth

The Fred R. White is one of several ‘river boats’ that don’t visit the Twin Ports very often. They normally work on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, loading taconite pellets brought down from Lake Superior by larger boats. These boats, often one of the 13 thousand footers on the Great Lakes, cannot negotiate the narrow curves of the river. Instead, they discharge taconite at the mouth of the river and the smaller river boats load it and move it to steel mills up the river.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-16-2004
Kenneth Newhams :