Alpena Enters Service following Shipyard Blaze

The 1942-vintage steamer Alpena arrived in her namesake port on Sunday evening to load her first cargo of cement for the 2016 shipping season. As many will recall, she suffered a devastating on-board fire while at Sturgeon Bay for her five-year survey back in November. Her owners, Inland Lakes Management, decided to repair the vessel, to the delight of many boatwatchers.

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Alpena ablaze while in drydock in November.

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Alpena arrives in her namesake port on Lake Michigan on Sunday evening. Visit this photo gallery for more photos, plus photos of the former Algoma Navigator awaiting her scrap tow. (Photo courtesy of Ben and Chanda McClain)

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