Matcho, a canine crew member

The Chios Charity was recently scrapped but she was here 7 times after 1996. I got to know Matcho, her canine crew member on those last two trips.  Click below for a short video about my two visits with the Chios Charity wonder dog.

Chios Charity flies Greek flag

Last December 9th (above), the Chios Charity was loading grain in Duluth. A dog named Matcho was on board. He has been on the ship since he was picked up in New Orleans 6 years ago. The Captain told me he was going to set him free when he got back to Greece, but Matcho is still with the ship, although the Chios Charity has another captain on this trip. (Update: Click here for the story of Matcho)
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-30-2004