Canadian Transfer to bring salt

The Canadian Transfer was expected in port early this morning to discharge a cargo of salt at the Hallett #8 dock in Superior. The Transfer was here 15 times in 2000, twice in 2001 and once last year. It has a very unusual history. It was created, or assembled, in 1998 by using the bow of one boat and the stern of another boat and connecting them with a new 24-foot section in between. Both boats had many names, owners and configurations before their contribution, dating back to the 2nd World War. The Canadian Explorer contributed its engine room and the Hamilton Transfer the cargo hold and its self unloading system. Above, the Canadian Transfer, still holding its history together, is departing Duluth on June 21st after its only visit last year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-18-2008
Kenneth Newhams :