Oglebay Norton gets out of shipping business
In a long article, the Plain Dealer reported the sale of Oglebay Norton's last three ore boats, marking the end of the company's historic role as an ore shipper on the Great Lakes. The article goes into that history and ends with the wistful observation that two of these last boats to go were the Earl W. Oglebay and the David Z. Norton, namesakes of the founders. (Alison Grant. "The end of an era." Plain Dealer. Sunday, August 6, 2006. Page G-1) That's my photo, which I shot one day as I was touring the Cuyahoga Valley's historic bridges.