From the point of view of a local reporter.
"Never let anyone tell you reporters don’t get involved in their stories … or that they don’t care about them. We cared passionately about that ship and its men. Weknew them - or men like them. You don’t live in a small Great Lakes town without knowing guys who make their living on the freighters … or their children and wives. The Lake, its shipping, its weather - they’re all woven in so closely to life in that part of the country that they become part of you, whether you’ve ever set foot on a freighter or not.