The Tregurthas visit Duluth


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The Lee A. Tregurtha is due in port about 7 am this morning to load iron ore pellets. The Paul R. Tregurtha was here yesterday loading coal. It is named after the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Interlake Steamship Company, the owner of the boat. His wife Lee gave her name to the Tregurtha that will be in port today. The Paul R. Tregurtha is a very regular visitor, coming about once a week, not so much the Lee A. It was here only twice in 2006 and twice in 2007. This has been a good year for the Lee A., at least as far as the Twin Ports is concerned. It spent the winter at Fraser Shipyards in Superior (above) and this is the 7th visit here this season; yesterday was the 21st of the year for the Paul R. It was here 59 times in 2006 and 58 times in 2007. Following the stereotype, the Paul R. is the largest boat on the Great Lakes; the Lee A. is one of the prettiest despite earning battle stars, and scars, in the Second World War.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-17-2008

Photo taken on February 22, 2008 at Fraser Shipyards

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