McCarthy arrives behind Pier B

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The Walter J. McCarthy, Jr. arrived this afternoon (October 19, 2017) around 3:00. She then moved over to Midwest Energy Resources to load coal for Detroit Edison. This is her 21st trip to Duluth. On 20 of those visits, she loaded coal as she is today. After discharging part of this load at the St. Clair power plant, she will go to Consumers Energy’s Karn-Weadock Generating Complex on Saginaw Bay near the mouth of the Saginaw River in Hampton Township, Michigan to discharge 30,000 tons of coal. On August 29, 2017, she was here to load iron ore pellets at BNSF.

COE Leni here under her new name

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The COE Leni arrived Duluth this morning (Monday, October 16, 2017) at 6:10, coming here from Thunder Bay where she picked up a partial load of grain. She will finish at Riverland Ag (above) loading wheat. She started life in 2010 as a Wagenborg ship, the Marselisborg. She became the Clipper Anne in 2012 and was again named the Marselisborg in 2016. In June of that year, she brought wind turbine pieces to Duluth before leaving for Thunder Bay to load grain. She was purchased by C.O.E. Shipping in Buxtehude, Germany in 2016 where she received her current name.

Canadians here for fuel, iron ore pellets

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Above, Holly caught the Algosteel coming under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge yesterday (October 10, 2017). She first went to Calumet for fuel and then to CN to load iron ore pellets. She left last night at 10:50. Below, the Whitefish Bay arrived last night at 7:25, got fuel at Calumet and then went down (up?) the Superior Channel to go out to the anchorage to wait for the Algoma Guardian to finish loading iron ore pellets at the BNSF dock.
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New paint, new name

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The America arrived Duluth this morning (October 9, 2017) after a short wait at the anchorage off the Duluth piers. She is now loading wheat at Riverland Ag (below). This ship was built in 2010 for the Flinter Shipping Group in The Netherlands with the name of Flinter A. It was soon changed to Flinter America but the Flinter Shipping Company went bankrupt in 2016 and Wagenborg Shipping, also in the Netherlands, purchased her. They of course had to get rid of the Flinter in her name and since they already had a ship called the Americaborg, they decided to rename her America. You can see the new Wagenborg paint job above, using their usual grey ship color to paint over the Flinter, leaving her new name to stand alone.
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America in Duluth in October

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People were out enjoying the weather on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Duluth (October 8, 2017) while America was just beyond the Duluth ship canal, waiting to come in on Monday morning to load wheat at Riverland Ag. This is her first trip to Duluth. Click the link just above to read some more information about her.