Halifax approaching Aerial Lift Bridge

The Canadian flagged Halifax, seen above arriving on May 27th, 2002, was expected to arrive very early this morning to load bentonite at the Hallett Dock in West Duluth. This is the 9th trip here this season for the Halifax, the second time it has loaded bentonite. It loaded iron ore pellets on the other 7 trips. It was built in 1963 as the Frankcliffe Hall and was 2 inches over 730 feet. The extra two inches made it, until 1965, the longest boat on the Great Lakes, the last steam powered vessel on the Great Lakes to hold the title.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-16-2008
Kenneth Newhams :