American Fortitude continued

The American Fortitude was still being worked on Wednesday morning. It still needs an ‘Amer’ added to the nameplate on the stern of the boat. Above, a crane from Fraser Shipyards in Superior is moving equipment onto the boat. Just above the base of the crane you can see the bow of the John Sherwin, the boat that sat idle in the port since 1981, but which was moved to the shipyard in April to evaluate its fitness for a return to service on the Great Lakes. The boat previously called the Middletown is due here on Saturday with a load of limestone, only she will be named the American Victory from now on.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-08-2006
Kenneth Newhams :