the steamship alpena completes 81st year of service

The Steamship Alpena completes 81st year of service

Built in River Rouge, Michigan, the vessel originally named Leon Fraser launched on February 28, 1942. The ship spent 43 years as an iron ore carrier under the ownership of Pittsburgh Steel Corporation, and after a brief stint with Spitzer Marine Limited, was sold to Inland Lakes Transportation in 1989, where it became a cement carrier. Read the full story by WBKB-TV Alpena.

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