Atlantic Huron goes both places

The Atlantic Huron has averaged about 3 trips a year to the Twin Ports for the last 10 years. One of those trips is often in March. Today, the boat should make it here to load taconite on the last day of March. When built in 1984, it was called the Prairie Harvest. It received its current name in 1989 but became the Melvin H. Baker from 1994 until 1998 when it again became the Atlantic Huron. The name reflects the boat’s ability to venture out into the Atlantic Ocean, a place most lake boats never visit. Above, the Atlantic Huron enters the Duluth ship canal last year on March 24th.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 03-31-2006
Kenneth Newhams :