Algocape sets up for departure

The Algocape used to be a steady visitor to the Twin Ports but it was only here twice last year. This is only the third visit this season. Built in 1967 in Quebec, the Algocape is a boat with cabins aft and pilothouse forward. The owner, Algoma Central Railway Company of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, bought it as the Richelieu in 1994 and renamed it to the current name. In past years, it has loaded grain in Thunder Bay or Duluth and taken it to a St. Lawrence River port such as Port Cartier, Quebec where it is off loaded to an ocean going ship. It often loads iron ore there to carry back to Hamilton, Ontario, before coming back to Lake Superior to load grain again. Above, the Algocape departs Duluth on August 12, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-30-2006
Kenneth Newhams :