Algomarine makes rare visit

The Algomarine, a boat that has not been here since it made two trips here in the winter of 2002, will be here today discharging salt. It is anticipated to arrive shortly after midnight and with a six hour discharge, may be departing the port sometime this morning. It was built in 1968 as the Lake Manitoba and was part of a fleet of boats that included the Algonorth and the Capt. Henry Jackman. Algoma Central purchased the Lake Manitoba in 1987 and gave the boat its current name. One year later, the company sent the boat to the shipyard where a 250 foot self unloader was added to her deck, greatly increasing the speed at which it could discharge cargo. Photo taken December 4, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-19-2006
Kenneth Newhams :