Monday, July 1, 2013

A Ship and a Tug

 
Just  a couple
of fun boats
from our North Shore trip.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The William A. Irvin
 
 
 
 
This ship hauled ore and coal as well as
dignitaries and guests on the Great Lakes.
She was launched in 1937
and was put it layup in 1978,













 
Edna, The Tugboat.
 
 
 
She was the last coal fed, steam powered tugboat in operation
on the Great Lakes.
She was built in 1896 and served Two Harbors, MN. until 1981.
For 2 years, during WW1, she was seized but the US Government
and converted for saltwater duty.
She was restored in 1994.


22 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Edna looks like she has a lot of personality :)

Madi and Mom said...

Whoa babies that is a big red ship....and actually quite pretty.
Happy July
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Blackberry Lane said...

Very nice photos.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That tugboat is so cool!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so cool, Jill. never seen a tugboat up close. awesome. ( :

Debbie said...

oh i love a good road trip...you get so much blog material!! hehe

LOVE the tugboat, he's got a big and very important job!! nice that they gave him a makeover ;))

TexWisGirl said...

edna - love that!

Paula said...

Think of the stories they could tell if they could talk!

Jeanne said...

I love the romance of the ships and tugs on the Great Lakes. I used to live near one of the shipping canals that fed into Lake Michigan. Lots of cool history on these waters.

Eva Ason said...

Very interesting, love the boats

Debbie said...

i said "he" and i read the whole thing...shame on me!!

Bonnie said...

I think Tugboats are very cute, but always look a little sad.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Cool....and love the red!

Tammy

troutbirder said...

Its been awhile. Maybe big boats in Duluth. I love the Goose story. Strange but funny. We have a similar experience once with a Mama bear on the Sawbill Trail...:)_

Paula said...

She is just red all over, isn't she?

Catherine said...

Dear Jill, Don't you just love these old boats and the history that goes with them. Thank you for sharing your vacation. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Terri said...

Cool shots- did you take a tour of the first one?

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love tugboats! One of our good friends is a tugboat captain/riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. :D

KK said...

The yellow and brown (or red?) of Edna take my heart with them.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Vivid color which I love.
So enjoying your travels Jill. xo

Lynne said...

Great visit and pics Jill!

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice both have been preserved. I LOVE the tugboat!