Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Great Republic and Alpena arrived in Duluth 10/26/2021

Great Republic (limestone) and Alpena (cement) arrived in Duluth.


  1. Two of my favorites....the Great Republic, with her unique pilothouse, and the Alpena, Grand Ole Lady of the Lakes! I've been missing the Alpena this year; as the museum's info spiel tells us, she usually comes once a month, but this is the first (and probably only) visit this season. I have seen her occasionally on the Marine Traffic map in Lake Michigan, so had been hoping she'd come to Duluth eventually. Welcome back, Grand Lady! :) Grammie Pat, Roberts, Wisconsin

  2. I vote that if the Alpena and ships like her retire the community here tries to buy her. Save it, maybe let people sail on them. It’s like a still living museum!

  3. Thanks for sharing, Dennis. Two beautiful boats!