|The Algomarine was here last July but before that, not since it made two trips here in the winter of 2002. As it did last year, it will be here to discharge salt. It was built in 1968 as the Lake Manitoba and was part of a fleet of boats that included the Algonorth and the Capt. Henry Jackman. Algoma Central purchased the Lake Manitoba in 1987 and gave the boat its current name. One year later, a 250 foot self unloader was added to her deck, greatly increasing the speed it could discharge cargo and undoubtedly extending the boat’s useful life on the Great Lakes. Above, the Algomarine departs Duluth on July 20th last year.