2015-07-25 / News

James R. Barker Freighter Goes Through Round Island Passage



The freighter James R. Barker goes through the Round Island Passage Saturday, July 4, en route to Superior, Wisconsin. Built in 1976 by American Ship Building Company, the vessel is one of 13 1,000-foot freighters that travel the Great Lakes. It was the first 1,000-footer that was built entirely on the Great Lakes. The freighter James R. Barker goes through the Round Island Passage Saturday, July 4, en route to Superior, Wisconsin. Built in 1976 by American Ship Building Company, the vessel is one of 13 1,000-foot freighters that travel the Great Lakes. It was the first 1,000-footer that was built entirely on the Great Lakes.

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