|The American Courage arrived Saturday evening with limestone to discharge at the Graymont dock in Superior. This morning (Sunday, August 30, 2015), she departed Duluth for Silver Bay to load iron ore pellets. She was built in 1979 as the Fred R. White Jr. at Sturgeon Bay and is 636 feet long with 20 hatches that open into 5 cargo holds. She can load 23,800 tons of cargo.
She was originally named for a man who started work as an accountant in the operations department of Columbia Transportation Company in 1935. He held many leadership positions with the company. In June, 2006, the boat was sold by Oglebay Norton to American Steamship and given her current name. She made 9 trips here last year; this is her 3rd trip this season.