Great Lakes Trader/Joyce L. Van Enkevort

The self-unloading barge Great Lakes Trader will be here today to load its usual cargo, taconite. It is the vessel’s 3rd trip here this season. It was here 5 times last year. The tug Joyce L. Van Enkevort, with an elevated pilot house, connects to the barge and provides the power to the vessel. The combination is usually referred to as the Great Lakes Trader. Above, it is departing Duluth in December last year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-19-2006
Kenneth Newhams :