Defiance (tug) with barge Ashtabula


D. L. Billmaier

Tug Defiance is 48 feet long and flies the US flag

Donald C. Hannah
Nick Stenstrup took this picture of the the tug Defiance and the barge Ashtabula when she was here on December 22, 2012 loading iron ore pellets at the BN Dock in Superior.

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Denny Dushane October 16, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I have never yet seen this tug/barge combo on the St. Clair River and anxiously awaiting to see them in order to add them to my large photo collection sometime.


Tristin (loves ships) April 21, 2013 at 8:16 am

It’s too bad that this boat doesn’t go to Duluth.


Nick April 21, 2013 at 8:52 am

She will most likely make 1-3 trips a season for ore. LLT mainly has the Michipicoten get ore from Duluth.


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