Ojibway

Ojibway was built in 1952, is 642 feet long and flies the Canadian flag

Previous names:
Charles L. Hutchinson: 1952-1962
Ernest R. Breech: 1962-1988
Kinsman Independent: 1988-2005
Voyageur Independent: 2005-2008
Ojibway: 2008-

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Added August, 2006: The Kinsman Independent made her final trip from Duluth to Buffalo in December, 2002. After a 3 year layup, In May, 2005, she became the property of Voyageur Marine Transport in Ridgeville, Ontario. They put in a new engine and on November 14th, 2005, she went back into Great Lakes service as the Voyageur Independent.The Kinsman Independent is one of the only US straight-deck boats in the fleet. Her engine comes from a ship, the Alcoa Protector, that was sunk by the Japanese in World War 2, and later salvaged. She makes regular runs between Buffalo, New York and Duluth, bringing wheat from Midwestern farms to flour mills in Buffalo. Picture above taken Wednesday, July 5, 2006. Picture below taken Tuesday, July 4, 2006: First trip to Twin Ports under new name.
Above, she is here as the Voyageur Independent; below, she visits the Twin Ports as the Kinsman Independent
 
 
 
 
Picture above taken Friday, December 13, 2002: approaching the Lift Bridge on her last departure from Duluth
Picture above taken Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Picture above taken Sunday, September 22, 2002: departing Duluth

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2001

Picture above taken Friday, September 21, 2001: departing Duluth

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Ojibway was built in 1952, is 642 feet long and flies the Canadian flag

Previous names:
Charles L. Hutchinson: 1952-1962
Ernest R. Breech: 1962-1988
Kinsman Independent: 1988-2005
Voyageur Independent: 2005-2008
Ojibway: 2008-

Click here for other pages featuring the Ojibway

Added August, 2006: The Kinsman Independent made her final trip from Duluth to Buffalo in December, 2002. After a 3 year layup, In May, 2005, she became the property of Voyageur Marine Transport in Ridgeville, Ontario. They put in a new engine and on November 14th, 2005, she went back into Great Lakes service as the Voyageur Independent.The Kinsman Independent is one of the only US straight-deck boats in the fleet. Her engine comes from a ship, the Alcoa Protector, that was sunk by the Japanese in World War 2, and later salvaged. She makes regular runs between Buffalo, New York and Duluth, bringing wheat from Midwestern farms to flour mills in Buffalo. Picture above taken Wednesday, July 5, 2006. Picture below taken Tuesday, July 4, 2006: First trip to Twin Ports under new name.
Above, she is here as the Voyageur Independent; below, she visits the Twin Ports as the Kinsman Independent
 
 
 
 
Picture above taken Friday, December 13, 2002: approaching the Lift Bridge on her last departure from Duluth
Picture above taken Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Picture above taken Sunday, September 22, 2002: departing Duluth

2002

 
 

2001

Picture above taken Friday, September 21, 2001: departing Duluth

2000

 
1997
1995