Friday, June 15, 2018

American Victory departing Superior this Sunday Morning

The American Victory will be towed out the Superior Entry on Sunday Morning ending a chapter in Great Lakes History. The Duluth News Tribune did a nice story on the boat that you can read here.


7 comments:

  1. Very nice Dennis. Great link to a superb article in the Duluth News Tribune. What a history on that vessel!

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  2. 19690712-19690805 I sailed straight-decker T3 SS Middletown 3 A/E summer relief for 24 days. I joined and signed off in Silver Bay. When joining a new steam ship one question asked was "where is the make-up water valve?"

    I asked my Oiler who showed me but he told me that make-up water was taken only once a week on the Sunday morning 4-8 watch.

    That was the TIGHTEST steam plant I ever saw. Make-up water replaces water that leaks out of the steam/water closed loops.

    They were sailing short-handed one engineer so my presence meant the rest of the engineers could relieve each other for one trip off vacations for each.

    Greg Hayden
    Vista, CA

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    1. Very interesting Greg, thanks for the info.

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  3. About what time will it be leaving?

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    1. News Tribune article says 6AM Sunday. It will take awhile to get it out of the slip and start moving down the harbor.
      Depends on the weather also.

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  4. Thanks for the info. Had been wondering.Would be cool to see it leave through Duluth but have a feeling it might be a tight fit for a boat in tow. Do you plan panning the Wisconsin Pt. cam to film it all? Also the new Harbor cam comes in fine on my laptop but only get a black screen on both our i-pads. Any ideas?

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    1. I will be down at the harbor but will probably head off the church before it gets to Wisconsin Point. I should be able to pan to Wisconsin Point from my laptop if the cam is running. It was struggling a bit this morning in the heavy fog.
      Hopefully the black screen clears up with a new ios update.

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