Federal Saguenay gets paint

Wherever you find sailors on a ship, you find painters, especially on salt water ships that come to Duluth. Their hulls get a double dose since they also have to go through a lot of very narrow locks between here and the Atlantic Ocean, narrow enough that banging against the side of the lock is a normal part of the process of going through them. Painting is also a ‘favorite’ pastime of sailors on the ships that anchor off the Duluth piers. In August, the Federal Saguenay was here and two crew members were painting the side of the very red ship with their very long paint brushes. Hopefully, some of that paint is still on the ship after 3 more months of salt water and Great Lakes locks.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-08-2005
Kenneth Newhams :