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It was 1965 when Herbert Carlson was last aboard a Great Lakes freighter, just before the Vietnam War prompted him to join the Navy. But Carlson, now a St. Paul police officer, held the lucky raffle ticket Wednesday and will get to spend 10 days on the Paul R. Tregurtha in June as a guest of the Interlake Steamship Co.
The company donated the trip to the International Shipmasters Association and the money from the raffle will be used to offset the cost of a recent ISMA convention in Duluth.
Carlson said his wife, Linda, would join him and he was ecstatic about winning on Valentine's Day. Carlson has entered several drawings to win a lake cruise but wasn't successful until Wednesday.
The ISMA Twin Ports Lodge #12 would like to thank all who purchased tickets. Thanks also to The Interlake Steamship Company, Great Lakes & Seaway Shipping, Duluth Shipping News and the Duluth Visitors and Convention Bureau web sites.
"Love Those Ships?
Win A Trip"
A cruise on a working Great Lakes Freighter is all but impossible to
attain. This special trip, complete with the near legendary food, is a once-in-a-lifetime
experience normally reserved only for special guests of shipping company executives and
their largest customers. However, in a special event recently, a Great Lakes freighter
trip was auctioned off for over $4,000 on the E-Bay.com's internet auction site.
WIN A TRIP ON THE
The International Ship Masters' Association Twin Ports Lodge #12 is offering a chance to win a trip on the "Queen of the Lakes", the Paul R. Tregurtha. The Tregurtha is the largest ship sailing on the Great Lake measuring in at 101306".
It was built for the Interlake Steamship Company as the companies flag ship with no expense spared to outfit the vessel. Each season the company's most important business customers enjoy a trip on the lakes in the ship's elaborate passenger quarters.
A cruise aboard a lakes freighter is only available to those customers and some family members. The only chance for the general public to enjoy a once-in-a-life-time cruise is through non-profit raffles such as this.
Drawing will be held on Valentines Day,
February 14, 2001
All proceeds go to the International Ship Masters' Association Twin Ports Lodge #12
For more information contact:
Capt. Ed Montgomery
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