Happy Birthday St. Marys Challenger! 115 YEARS Young

115 years ago today, St. Marys Challenger, then known as the William P. Snyder, met the waters of the Great Lakes for the first time when she was launched at Great Lakes Engineering Works at Ecorse, MI. Today, she survives as a cement carrier barge, owned by Port City Marine Services.

Read more about her history at William P. Snyder – Shipwatcher News Great Lakes Ships

St. Marys Challenger, arriving at Charlevoix, MI, 6/19/2011. Photo by Roger LeLievre
St. Marys Challenger / Prentiss Brown arriving at Grand Haven, MI, 5/7/2020. Photo by Sam Hankinson

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