Amasa Stone Freighter Exhibit Opens in Sault Ste. Marie

Many people are familiar with the Paul R. Tregurtha, Wilfred Sykes and of course the Edmund Fitzgerald freighters, but few know about the Amasa Stone.

The Amasa Stone is a freighter that was in service between 1905 and 1959.

After it was decommissioned in 1965, it was made into a break wall in Lake Michigan near the Medusa Cement Company in Charlevoix.

But years later, the freighter is still remembered for its decades of service.

Over the past 15 years, Joe Komjathy, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, dedicated his time to creating a model of the Stone.

He then donated it to the Museum Ship Valley Camp in Sault Ste. Marie, where it was unveiled to the public on Monday.

Komjathy says while it’s a little-known boat, it’s still deserving of recognition and admiration.

“To have that initial knowledge of the history of this boat and to actually have that, perhaps awe, to see the beauty of the life that this boat had — that you don’t see.”

The Museum Ship Valley Camp is open seven days a week and is located about a half mile east of the Soo Locks.

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