Joseph H. Thompson arrives

The Joseph H. Thompson arrived on Thursday afternoon (above) with a load of limestone. It will complete that and then load taconite before departing sometime today. It started life in 1944, crossing the ocean several times in the war effort. Today the vessel is a tug barge combination. The barge part is still most of the hull of the boat built in 1944.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-15-2005
Kenneth Newhams :