Tuesday, August 19, 2008
When I was growing up and living on the St. Marys River, there were ships that were favorites of local residents. The Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Company ships were some of those favorites.
I had forgotten about the Cleveland Cliffs vessels until the Cliffs Victory was featured on the www.boatnerd.com site this week in the Historical Perspectives Gallery. Go there for an interesting discussion and photo.
I remember watching the Cliffs Victory pass by in the 1950's. This would have been the time when high quality iron deposits were being exhausted. The Cleveland-Cliffs Company has been at the forefront of Great Lakes shipping. The company has been in operation for 160 years and is still has mining operations but they no longer are involved in the shipping industry. You can read about it at their web site.