Capt. Henry Jackman here for coal

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The Capt. Henry Jackman came into port Wednesday morning at 7:00 to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources. It took the place of the departing Paul R. Tregurtha, finally returning to service after a week of repairs here caused by ice damage. The Tregurtha departed at 7:40 Wednesday morning. The Jackman departed at 2:25 in the afternoon (above). It was built in 1981 for a company owned by Cargill, a grain company and Hanna Mining. On the maiden voyage, it carried a record amount of wheat and on the return trip loaded a record amount of iron ore. The boat was sold in 1986 to the current owner, Algoma Central, and renamed the Capt. Henry Jackman after a man who operated several schooners on Lake Ontario between 1850 and 1870.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 04-03-2008

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