The Halifax here to load iron ore pellets

The Halifax, seen above entering the Duluth ship canal in May, 2002, will be here today to load iron ore pellets. It was built in 1963 in Lauzon, Quebec as the Frankcliffe Hall and was 730 feet and two inches long. The extra two inches made it, until 1965, the longest boat on the Great Lakes, bestowing on it the title of Queen of the Lakes. The Halifax was the last steam powered vessel on the Great Lakes to hold the title.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-14-2008
Kenneth Newhams :