The James R. Barker just passed upbound. She is due in Duluth on Thursday, July 10 between 8:30 and 9:30 PM to load coal. The schedule calls for the Barker to depart Duluth on Friday, July 11.
Do you ever wonder how boats get their names? The James R. Barker was named for James Rex Barker, an excutive of the shipping industry. The ship was launched in 1976 and became the third thousand foot ships to ply the lakes.