Ann Arbor No. 7 "Viking" Carferry

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Ann Arbor No. 7 "Viking" Carferry

Unread postby NS3322 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:56 am

Is the Viking still laid up in Menominee? Or has she been reduced to a barge?
And has the Atkinson been fully cut up?
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Re: Ann Arbor No. 7 "Viking" Carferry

Unread postby fmilhaupt » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:14 am

Photos on boatnerd.com, dating from February of last year, show the Viking cut down to its car deck, on its way to being completely scrapped. See
http://www.boatnerd.com/news/newsthumbsb/html2/newsthumbs_1894.htm

According to discussion on boatnerd.com, the Atkinson was cut down to its car deck in late 2012 at the Soo, and was completely gone by September, 2013.
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Re: Ann Arbor No. 7 "Viking" Carferry

Unread postby CAT345C » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:09 pm

The fellow that owns Reid machinery in Lansing owned the yards or owned the ships I forget which one, he was a rail fan of shorts and did not want to scrap them but he couldn’t find any way to make his money back on them. At least that’s what he told Me one day back in 2010
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