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This 81 Year Old Ship Still Operates On Great Lakes Between Minnesota, Wisconsin + Illinois

By: Ken Hayes, KROC

I couldn't help but notice that one of my favorite local YouTubers posted a video of a laker coming in under the lift bridge. It was posted in December, and it already has over 200,000 views. That's by far way more than any other content coming out of Duluth, Minnesota in recent months. What's the big deal?

So I looked up some information on this ship and found out it's pretty historic! It's the SS Alpena. It was built back in 1942, making it 81 years old. Here's the kicker, it's still operating and is the oldest steam-operated ship operating on the Great Lakes.

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