Nikki Anderson-Weir is a high school student in Bemidji. Recently she stopped into the Northern Community Radio studios in Bemidji and recorded some poems she wrote for a project last year while she was a student at Schoolcraft Learning Community. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.
When Henry Steinbrenner formed the Kinsman Marine Transit Company on the Great Lakes in 1901, the company’s first ship bore Henry’s name. Although the ship worked the Great Lakes for more than 50 years, during that time it sank no less than three times: in 1909, again in 1923, and finally in 1953. In this edition of Moments in Time, WTIP’s ongoing series, Jim Shinners remembers the final sinking of the Henry Steinbrenner when the ship went down about five miles north of Grand Marais in the vicinity of Five Mile Rock along Lake Superior’s North Shore.