Fred R. White Jr.

The Fred R. White is one of several ‘river boats’ we don’t see very often. They normally load taconite pellets brought down from Lake Superior by larger boats and discharged at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. The big boats cannot negotiate the narrow curves of the river so smaller river boats such as the White load the pellets and take them to steel mills up the river.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-03-2005
Kenneth Newhams :