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First U.S.-flagged freighter built on Great Lakes in 40 years launches

By: Joseph S. Pete,

The first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes freighter built on the Great Lakes in 40 years has launched.

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and The Interlake Steamship Co. recently hosted a launch ceremony for the M/V Mark W. Barker, a 639-foot ship that's technically still under construction in Wisconsin.

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