by Susan Rissi Tregoning
Susan Rissi Tregoning
Photograph - Photography
The Beatrix entering the Duluth Ship Canal.
The BEATRIX is a General Cargo Ship built in 2009 and currently sailing for Wagenborg Shipping out of the Netherlands. She is 515 feet long and 59 feet wide.
She is known around the Great Lakes region as a “salty” because she is an ocean going vessel that is small enough to pass through the St. Lawrence Seaway and into the Great Lakes.
Salties often visit to pick up loads from Great Lakes ports to take out to Atlantic Ocean ports. However, they are only able to take a partial load while sailing through the Great Lakes because of their deeper draft and lower buoyancy in the Great Lakes fresh water.
Copyright 2018 Susan Rissi Tregoning
September 4th, 2018
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