The Merton E. Farr upbound at Detroit in October 1965. The Farr had been in lay-up for several years at a Lake Erie port and was sold to the Canadian company Misener Transportation Ltd. She was painted with the home port of Port Colborne, Ontario on her stern and headed for a Canadian port up the lakes.  In the picture a Canadian flag can bee seen flying from her stern.

She made only one trip in this configuration and was then painted in Misner's colors and renamed Nixon Berry.

The vessel was built at Wyandotte, Michigan by Detroit Shipbuilding Company in 1920. The Farr and three others were constructed with steel left over from the World War I laker program. Her dimensions were 580' x 60' x 32'. 

Emory Massman