Alpena brings the usual

Many boatwatchers around the Great Lakes consider the Alpena to be the prettiest boat sailing today. Built as the Leon Fraser in 1942, it is one of the oldest. It also has one of the best, and loudest, steam whistles on the Great Lakes. It came into port on Monday afternoon with a load of cement, its usual cargo. It should be departing sometime later today.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-06-2006
Kenneth Newhams :