The Gordon C. Leitch is shown here departing Duluth on September 19, 2009 with a cargo of grain loaded at the CHS 2 terminal in Superior. She was built as the Ralph Misener in 1968 by Canadian Vickers Shipyards at Montreal and is owned and operated by Upper Lakes Group, a Canadian company that sends many ships to Duluth. The Leitch is 730 feet long with five hatches that open into five cargo holds below deck. She has a maximum carrying capacity of 28,975 tons. This was her 4th trip here this season; she has only been here 17 times since 1996.