Historic Vessel Gallery Feature -- Willowglen
 
Launched in 1943 at Great Lakes Engineering Works in River Rouge, Mi. as the Mesabi. Renamed Lehigh when the vessel entered service for Bethlehem Transportation Co. that year.  Sold to Pierson Steamships, Ltd. in 1981 and renamed Joseph X. Robert. Sold to P & H Shipping in 1982 and renamed Willowglen. Sold to Goderich Elevators in 1994 for use as a storage  hull.
 

Loading at Sarnia's Cargill elevators, October 4, 1986.  Marc Dease

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Willowglen at the elevator.
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Deck view from the wheelhouse.
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Rainy fall day.
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Beautiful wooden wheel.
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Interior of the wheelhouse.
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Captain Jack Hartley with fellow boatnerd Duncan White.
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Builders plate.
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Ships bell, launched as the Mesabi, sold to Bethlehem Transportation and renamed Lehigh.
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Loading at night.


Willowglen underway. Luke Collection


Downbound at the Soo Rob Burdick


At Goderich. Todd Davidson


Goderich summer 2001. Mike Nicholls


Summer 2002. Rob Farrow


Underway. Don Coles


Summer 2002. Don Coles


Lehigh downbound the Maumee River from the Cherry Street Bridge. She just finished loading grain at one of the Elevators upriver. Jim Hoffman
 


Lehigh with the bumboat "Deweys" alongside loading a grain cargo at the Midstates Elevator in Toledo. The grain cargo will be going out the Seaway and she will return back to the Lakes with a load of high grade ore loaded at a Seaway port. Jim Hoffman


February 2003, Mike Nicholls.


Stern view. Mike Nicholls

Mike Nicholls
 
Goderich Harbor January, 2003. Jim Bauer

 

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