|Many people tell me their favorite boat is the cement carrier Alpena, a boat that is here about every 3 weeks. I also hear a lot of good comments about the J.A.W. Iglehart, a fleetmate of the Alpena, but a boat that is here less frequently. It will be here today for the 4th time this season. The last visit was on June 11th. At 501 feet long, it is the largest cement carrier to operate on the Great Lakes. Past names such as Pan Amoco betray its former life as an ocean going oil tanker. The high bow is also a reminder of its days fighting large ocean waves. It was here 4 times last year. Photo taken October 27, 2005.