John B. Aird departs Duluth ship canal

The John B. Aird is making its first trip here this year. It will be here to load coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. It was built in 1983 from two sections. The stern was built at Collingwood and the bow in Thunder Bay, both in Ontario. Final assembly occurred at the Port Arthur Shipyard in Thunder Bay.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-23-2005
Kenneth Newhams :