Alpena in Duluth ship canal

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Built as the Leon Fraser in 1942, the Alpena will be here today to discharge cement. It is one of the oldest and prettiest boats working the Great Lakes, and it has one of the best, and loudest, steam whistles on the Great Lakes. As usual, it will first discharge cement at the Superior plant for Lafarge North America and then come over to the Duluth plant to complete the discharge.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-27-2006

Alpena returns to Duluth

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After spending about a month undergoing repairs in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the Alpena is back in the cement delivery business. The last visit here for the Alpena was on October 1st. The JAW Iglehart made several trips here in place of the Alpena. This will be its 16th trip of the season to the Twin Ports. Built as the Leon Fraser in 1942, it is one of the oldest and prettiest boats working the Great Lakes, and has one of the best, and loudest, steam whistles on the Great Lakes.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-07-2005

Alpena has loud whistle

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Built as the Leon Fraser in 1942, the Alpena will be here today to discharge cement. She is one of the oldest and prettiest boats working the Great Lakes, and she has one of the best, and loudest, steam whistles on the Great Lakes too.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-08-2005

Alpena bringing cement

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Built as the Leon Fraser in 1942, the Alpena will be here today to discharge cement. It is one of the oldest and prettiest boats working the Great Lakes, and has one of the best, and loudest, steam whistles on the Great Lakes.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-14-2005

Alpena is here today to discharge cement

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Built as the Leon Fraser in 1942, the Alpena is here today to discharge cement at the Lafarge Docks in Superior and Duluth. It is one of the oldest and prettiest boats working the Great Lakes, and has one of the best, and loudest, steam whistles on the Great Lakes too.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/12/2005

Alpena makes final visit of season

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The Alpena is a regular visitor to the Twin Ports. Since 1996, it has brought cement here 140 times. It will be here today for the 14th and last time this season. Built as the Leon Fraser in 1942, it is one of the oldest and prettiest boats working the Great Lakes.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-01-2005

Alpena moves cement

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Built as the Leon Fraser in 1942, the Alpena is here today to discharge cement at the Lafarge Docks in Superior and Duluth. It is one of the oldest and prettiest boats working the Great Lakes, and has one of the best, and loudest, steam whistles on the Great Lakes too.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-11-2004

Alpena makes big noise

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Built as the Leon Fraser in 1942, the Alpena will be here today to discharge cement. It is one of the oldest and prettiest boats working the Great Lakes, and has a wonderful, and very loud, steam whistle.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-04-2004

Alpena delivers cement again

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The Alpena will be here today to discharge cement. It was here 17 times last year. This is the 5th trip here this year. It has one of the loudest and best steam whistles on the Great Lakes.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-16-2004

Alpena enters ship canal

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Built as the Leon Fraser in 1942, the Alpena will be here today to discharge cement. She is one of the oldest and prettiest boats working the Great Lakes, and she has one of the best, and loudest, steam whistles on the Great Lakes too.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-07-2004