Great Lakes' Oldest Freighter Likely To Be Transformed Into BargeA Wisconsin shipbuilding company reportedly has been awarded a contract to transform 107-year-old ship into an un-engined barge.
St. Marys Challenger Makes Possible Final Voyage To ChicagoThe St. Marys Challenger, better known to Chicagoans of the Baby Boomer generation as the Medusa Challenger, arrived shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, loaded with powdered cement loaded in Charlevoix, Mich.
Monster Freighter St. Marys Challenger Could Be Converted To BargeAsk any Chicago-bred baby boomer to name a freighter that traversed the Chicago River in the past 50 years, and you will probably be told, "the Medusa Challenger."

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