Courtney Burton

The Courtney Burton was laid up for two years in Toledo but came out last year to carry wheat from the Twin Ports to Buffalo, replacing the Joseph H. Frantz and Kinsman boats on that route. It is making its 17th trip of the year to the Twin Ports today. The first 4 trips saw it loading wheat for Buffalo, but that changed to loading taconite during the summer months. With the fall harvest under way, the Burton has loaded wheat for the last 6 trips and will do so today.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-12-2005
Kenneth Newhams :