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
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!
Thanks for sharing, Dennis. Two beautiful boats!