Kaye E. James R. both Barker

The Kaye E. Barker may just miss the James R. Barker when the Kaye E. departs Duluth this morning with a cargo of coal for Marquette. A couple hours later, the James R. will be coming in to load taconite. That’s probably enough time for the Kaye E. to be out of the path of the James R. The James R. was named after the chairman of the board and president of The Interlake Steamship Company in Cleveland. And yes, his wife is Kaye E. Barker. The James R. is a frequent visitor to the Twin Ports, the Kaye E. much less so. In fact, this is only the second trip here this year for the Kaye E. This will be the 18th trip here this season for the James R. Above, the Kaye E. comes into Duluth on the day after Christmas last year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-10-2006
Kenneth Newhams :