Saturday, November 28, 2015

Next Up...the Mississagi

The next ship was about an hour behind the Trudy. 
 I was hoping that I would catch the Milwaukee first and then I would see the other ships.  This was the other ship that was dragging me out.
 With the St. Marys Challenger out of the way, the ships that were built in the 1940's are now the oldest self powered freighters traveling on the Lakes.  The Mississagi was built in 1943 and is a testament to American Shipbuilding at the time.
 Currently she flies a Canadian Flag for Lower Lakes Towing.  Hopefully she is not one of the ships on the chopping block.  I keep hearing that many of the older ships may meet their fate soon.
 At any rate, until that day comes, I will continue to enjoy the older Lakers.
 If you look to the left, you can see the subject of the next post.
 I kind of liked the misty day.
 A shot of her pilothouse.
 And her deckhouse.
 A closeup of her stack.
And she continues on her way.  I think she was heading down to Cleveland.

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