Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lower River News

The American Victory passed by in all her glory yesterday. The American Victory, formerly the Middletown, saw action in World War II. She was built in 1943 and damaged in an attack by five Japanese aircraft off Spain in 1944. During time in the Pacific, she shot down 2 Japanese plans. She is the only Lake freighter to shoot down enemy planes and is one of the most decorated cargo ships to sail in the Pacific.

The Sugar Island II is back in service and safely transporting residents from the Island to the mainland.

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum boat, the David Boyd, was back yesterday searching for the anchor of the American Spirit that was lost last fall. After believing they had located the anchor, a diver was sent down but was unable to find the anchor.

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