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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.

11/11/2013

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.

10/31/2013