The next vessel was kind of bittersweet for me. When I last saw her in 2013, she was the St. Marys Challenger and the oldest self powered freighter on the Lakes. Little did I realize, that voyage was probably part of her swan song as it was revealed she was going to be converted to a barge at the end of that season.
beautiful ship in her day. It was sad to learn that she was being converted to a barge. I'm pretty sure that the company that owned her didn't want to do that to her but they probably had no alternative.