Charles M. Beeghly at the Twin Ports

The Charles M. Beeghly will be here today to load taconite pellets for Indiana Harbor. It is nearly identical to the John Sherwin, a boat that was recently towed to Fraser Shipyards for an evaluation after sitting idle in the harbor since 1981. In that same year, the Beeghly was converted to a self unloader so it is still on the lakes. The Sherwin did not get a self unloader and remains idle to this day. There is no word yet on whether the Sherwin will be upgraded so it can join the Beeghly again.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-13-2006
Kenneth Newhams :