Ypermachos passes under Aerial Lift Bridge

The Ypermachos finally came into port last night from the anchorage just off the Duluth piers (above). The ship went over to the Peavey elevator to load spring wheat for Italy. It was better known here in the mid 80’s when it was the Socrates and went aground off Park Point. That name certainly gave the ship a nice tradition, but perhaps a bit too smart. The current name in Greek means Champion, maybe a bit more appropriate for a citizen of the high seas. After using a tug assist for the last couple days, the Paul R. Tregurtha departed last night with a full load of coal and repairs completed on the engine block. The tug G.L. Ostrander brought the barge Integrity here with a load of cement, but both are now over at Fraser Shipyards in Superior getting some repairs. The Canadian flagged Mississagi is also over there for repairs.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-10-2006
Kenneth Newhams :