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At the time of her retirement in 1981, the Edna G. was the last coal-fired, steam-powered tugboat operating on Lake Superior. Named for the daughter of J. L. Greatsinger, then-president of the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad Company, the tug was built in 1896 specifically to transport ore carriers to and from Two Harbors. Originally built with a wooden hull, the Edna G. was later converted to a steel-hulled boat and eventually reinforced to serve as an icebreaker. This facilitated the tugs involvement in fire-fighting and rescue operations. Beneath her sturdy exterior, the Edna G.s interior was rather lavish, with polished birch paneling and brass fittings. Eventually rendered obsolete by advances in shipbuilding, including a switch to more energy-efficient diesel power, the steam-powered Edna G. remains in operating condition. She serves today as an interpretive center administered by the Lake County Historical Society.

Location: Waterfront Dr., Two Harbors Minnesota 55616 Telephone 218-834-4898

Other History nearby:
(Cloquet) Carlton County History & Heritage Center
(Duluth) Depot
(Two Harbors) Edna G Tugboat
(La Pointe) Madeline Island Historical Museum
(Ashland) Northern Wisconsin History Center
(Duluth) Tom's Logging Camp & Trading Post

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