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Great Lakes ship to be named after Oberstar

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Interlake Steamship Co. has named one of its big Great Lakes freighters after former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar.

The Hon. James L. Oberstar, believed to be the first laker named after a U.S. legislator, had been named the Charles M. Beeghly, after the former chairman of the board of Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. Beeghly died in 1999.

The boat, built in 1959, originally was named the Shenango II.

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