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
Loading at Sarnia's Cargill elevators, October 4, 1986.
Willowglen at the elevator.
Deck view from the wheelhouse.
Rainy fall day.
Beautiful wooden wheel.
Interior of the wheelhouse.
Captain Jack Hartley with fellow
boatnerd Duncan White.
Ships bell, launched as the Mesabi,
sold to Bethlehem Transportation and renamed Lehigh.
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
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