Friday, May 18, 2018

American Victory takes its first step to the boneyard!

The American Victory was towed to Fraser Shipyard today where it's boom and other equipment will be removed for spare parts. The rest of the boat will be towed to Greece where it will be cut into scrap.

This distinguished boat had a good long life. You can read more about this interesting part of our nautical heritage  HERE.







14 comments:

  1. Sigh...sad that a boat with so much history, a WWII veteran, has to be scrapped--RIP. Grammie Pat, West St.Paul,MN

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  2. Very sorry to hear that! Too bad something with that much history has to fall to a cutting torch! Glad we got a close look and some pics of her when we were there in March for the hockey tourney. Thanks for the update. Was watching cams this morn of what was going on and wondered if that was the case.

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  3. Rats. This always makes me teary. As for every WWII vet, thank you for your service, American Victory! Judy in La Crosse

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  4. seems like a long way to haul it,why don't they scrap it in this country.jobs for America.

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    1. Lead and asbestos are very costly to dispose of in the U.S.

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  5. I'd guess that the boat went to the highest bidder.

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  6. from the first time I ever visited Duluth I’ve felt drawn to this ship. Every few years when I visit I go find it and take some pics. Sometimes an adventure as it has usually moved while I was not there. I’ll miss this search for it next time I visit. What a shame.

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  7. do you know when she is due to leave duluth?

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  8. Do you know when she is supposed to leave Duluth?

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  9. You know when she leaves?

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    1. Not sure when she will be leaving, probably mid-summer.

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  10. Just so sad to see the old boats go.They have such a great look!

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  11. May she see calm seas and gentle breezes on her final voyage. I wonder what they will build out of her metal?

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