Tug Statesboro helps Tug Lake Superior return

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There were at least two new signs of spring on Friday. The local tug Statesboro assisted the DECC’s tug Lake Superior, formerly owned by the Corps of Engineers, into its familiar place under the stern of the William A. Irvin. This year, as last year, ice cream will be for sale on the Lake Superior. The other sign of spring; the Minnesota Slip bridge got stuck for the first time this season, and it also got unstuck for first time, unstuck enough so the two tugs could go under it and one could come back out.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/15/2006