Alpena in with cement

US Steel built the Leon Fraser in 1942 to carry iron ore to its steel mills on the lower lakes. In 1991, Inland Lakes Management bought her, took 120 feet off her at Fraser Shipyard, and launched her as the Alpena,  now a Great Lakes carrier transporting cement. She arrived at 4:10 in the afternoon of July 28, 2016, greeted by a big crowd at the Duluth ship canal. This is only her 3rd trip here this season.


  1. Rob Koedam Kortgene The Netherlands says:

    A beautiful old lady

  2. Richard akerlund says:

    Story about weather in channel 7;11/3016

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