Watch The Great Lakes’ Largest Ship Steam Into Minnesota
I'm kind of a sucker when it comes to the big ships that inhabit Lake Superior near Duluth, and this one is undoubtedly the biggest yet.
I'm not sure if it's because I'm a fan of the show Deadliest Catch (which details the fleet of ships that fish for crab on the Bering Sea in Alaska), but I've always been fascinated by the harbor and all the activities associated with Lake Superior.
I'm astounded with how huge ships are these days. From the latest cruise ships that are literally 10 and 12 stories high to those mighty freighters that head up Minnesota's North Shore, I'm amazed at their sheer size.
And here might be the biggest ship yet. According to GoMN.com, the Paul R. Tregurtha steamed into Duluth earlier this week. And, this ship is big, alright. In fact, it checks in at an incredible 1,013 feet (that's longer than three football fields) and has enough space to carry 69,000 tons of cargo.
The story says it's the largest ship on the Great Lakes. Holy ship, it's big. Check it out...