The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sault Star (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), March 24, 1964

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Sault Vessel Return to Open Harbor Season

The 3,280 ton motor vessel Yankcanuck commanded by Captain W. E. Dexter, docked at the Sault harbor Monday afternoon to officially open the 1964 St. Mary's River navigation season.

Captain Dexter received the traditional silk hat welcome from Harbormaster Frank Parr in a brief ceremony aboard the Yankcanuck this morning.

The ship arrived in the Sault from Windsor where it delivered a load of steel. Captain Dexter said the trip from Windsor was uneventful and he had no trouble with ice.

He said that when heavy shoreline ice breaks up it could present some difficulties to shipping. He estimated ice thickness along the shore at about 20 inches.

The Yankcanuck is taking on a load of steel at Algoma Central Railway dock at it will leave the Sault for Detroit and Windsor early Wednesday morning.

This is the first time a ship from the Yankcanuck Line has won the honor of opening the Sault Harbor.

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Sault Star (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), March 24, 1964