Shining up the S.S. Meteor

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SUPERIOR, Minn. – Maintaining a piece of maritime history is how some passionate volunteers spent their Saturday.

More than fifty people helped to freshen-up the S.S. Meteor at Barker’s Island.

It’s the last whaleback ship designed by Captain Alexander McDougall.

Volunteers got the ship ready for the season by completing a variety of cosmetic tasks to preserve it for future generations.

“It was just such a collaborative effort. The people that show up for this weekend are from multiple organizations, most of them drive in from out of town and spend money to stay in a hotel all to keep this ship looking great,” said Superior Public Museums Executive Director Sara Blanck.

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