Charles M. Beeghly here for taconite

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The Charles M. Beeghly is very similar to the John Sherwin, a boat that was taken out of service in 1981. It has been sitting in water close by the Blatnik Bridge since. The Sherwin was not converted to a self unloader but the Beeghly was in that same year. As a result, the Beeghly is still operating on the Great Lakes, arriving here today to load taconite.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-25-2005

Beeghly enters Duluth ship canal

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The Charles M. Beeghly will be here today for the 6th time this season. It is very similar to the John Sherwin, a boat that was taken out of service in 1981. The Sherwin is still out, sitting at a berth in Superior. In the same year, the Beeghly was converted to a self unloader and remains a working boat on the Great Lakes, although it too was out of service from 1981 until 1984 because of the steep decline in the steel business in the early 80’s.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-25-2004

Beeghly in Duluth harbor

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The Charles M. Beeghly will be here today for the 5th time this season, loading taconite for a lower lakes port. The boat was originally built for the Shenango Furnace Company, but in 1966, that small fleet was disbanded and the Shenango was sold to the Interlake Steamship Company in Cleveland. It was renamed for a man who started working at the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company as a clerk and a salesman and ended up as Chairman of the Board. Photo taken July 8, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-06-2004