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The jinx ship: Medusa Challenger

Jul 22, 2011 10:34:56 PM- chicagotribune.com
City drawbridges often froze when monster freighter approached

It was a monster freighter in more ways than one. At 562 feet, it was the longest ship to use the river, appearing to fill up the waterway as it slowly wound its way inland. It was christened the Medusa Challenger, aptly named for the mythological Greek beast whose visage could turn people to stone.

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