The Saginaw, a long term Great Lakes freighter sailing down the Maumee. The 622’ vessel must have either just unloaded a cargo, or is about to pick one up. It is riding very high in the water with the top of the rudder peeking out of the Maumee River.
The Saginaw was built in Manitowoc, WI as the John J. Boland for the American Steamship Company in 1953. In 1999, the vessel was sold to the Canadian company, Lower Lakes Towing and was renamed Saginaw. The vessel remained as a steam powered vessel until 2007 before diesel engines were finally added.
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