American Mariner honors the crew

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The American Mariner is owned and operated by the American Steamship Company of Buffalo. That is the source of the first part of the boat’s name. The second part refers to the mariners who work on the boat. It was supposed to be called the Chicago when it was launched in 1980 but at the last moment, the name was changed to American Mariner. Photo taken June 25, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-18-2005

American Mariner greeted in Duluth

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The American Mariner is owned and operated by the American Steamship Company of Buffalo, New York. That is also the source of the first part of her name. The second part of the name refers to the mariners who work on the boat. It has been the American Mariner since it was launched in 1980. It was supposed to be called the Chicago but at the last moment, I am told because of a Chicago political squabble, the name was changed to the current name.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-21-2005

American Mariner greets spectators

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The American Mariner is owned and operated by the American Steamship Company of Buffalo, New York. That is also the source of the first part of her name. The second part of the name refers to the mariners who work on the boat. It has been the American Mariner since it was launched in 1980. It was supposed to be called the Chicago but at the last moment, I am told because of a Chicago political squabble, the name was changed to the current name. Photo taken July 18, 2000.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-06-2005

American Mariner brings limestone

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On this trip, the American Mariner is bringing in limestone and then loading taconite for Indiana Harbor, a port on Lake Michigan. While not a frequent visitor, that is the boat’s usual pattern when it is here. In late October this year however, it came in to discharge limestone and then load coal for a quick trip to Ashland. It was soon back in Duluth, this time loading taconite for Indiana Harbor. Photo taken June 25, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-18-2004

American Mariner will take taconite out

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The American Mariner will be here today to discharge limestone before moving over to the DM&IR Dock in West Duluth to pick up a cargo of taconite. Owned by the American Steamship Company, it takes its name from the company and the mariners who work on the ship. Photo taken June 25, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-20-2004