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The St. Marys Challenger navigates the Chicago River. (Credit: Facebook)

Medusa Challenger En Route To Wisconsin To Become Barge

The ship best known as the Medusa Challenger is en route to her date with a Wisconsin shipyard, to be cut down to a barge. But the oldest freighter on the Great Lakes had one last jinx to cast before leaving Chicago for the last time.


The St. Marys Challenger sails on the Calumet River in Chicago. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Great Lakes’ Oldest Freighter Likely To Be Transformed Into Barge

A Wisconsin shipbuilding company reportedly has been awarded a contract to transform 107-year-old ship into an un-engined barge.