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The Baie Comeau arrived Duluth on November 25, 2014 to load coal  for Quebec at Midwest Energy. It was her 15th trip here this season; she was here 7 times in 2013, her first year in service.

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The Paul R. Tregurtha departed Duluth on Wednesday morning, November 19, 2914 with 66,000 tons of coal for Presque Isle in Michigan. This was her 34th trip here this season; she was here 49 times last year.

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Salty departs Duluth

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This was her first trip to the Twin Ports; she brought machinery here that will soon go to the Twin Cities.

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The Muntgracht arrived Duluth on November 11, 2014, on her first trip to the Twin Ports. Above, she discharged machinery at the Port Terminal that will be loaded onto trucks that will carry it to its final destination in the Twin Cities. Below, the Yulia arrived Duluth on November 7, 2014 to discharge kaolin clay at the Port Terminal. She discharged that same cargo on her first trip here in June, 2013. She will soon depart Duluth to load grain in Thunder Bay.
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3 arrivals on November 7, 2014

November 7, 2014

The Philip R. Clarke, James R. Barker and CSL Niagara came into port under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on Friday afternoon, November 7, 2014.

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Vikingbank follows Federal Satsuki

October 31, 2014

Like the Satsuki, she will load grain at the Gavilon Elevator, the former Peavey elevator

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Federal Satsuki departs with grain

October 31, 2014

… on October 31, 2014

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Algoma Olympic departs at dusk

October 30, 2014

Algoma Olympic departed Duluth at dusk on October 30, 2014

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Discharging cement and loading grain

October 24, 2014

The Algoma Montrealais arrived Duluth early this morning to discharge a cargo of cement at the Holcim dock in Duluth. Holly Jorgenson took the picture above while the freighter was at the cement dock; she also took the picture of the Isadora below while the boat was loading grain at the CHS 2 dock in […]

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Arkansas gets to work quickly

October 21, 2014

The tug Arkansas arrived here on October 17th, 2014.  Two days later, Carole Lent got a nice shot of her helping the Orla move through the Duluth harbor on the 19th. The Orla picked up a cargo of wheat at CHS in Superior.

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Tug Missouri leaves town with 2 tugs in tow

October 18, 2014

The Great Lakes Towing tug Missouri brought the tugs Indiana and Arkansas into port yesterday to replace the tugs North Dakota and Kentucky. Today (October 18, 2014), she departed with the Kentucky and the North Dakota, two tugs that take with them a lot of harbor history guiding salt water ships as well as thousand […]

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New tugs for old tugs

October 17, 2014

We started the day (Friday, October 17, 2014) with 4 Great Lakes Towing tugs, the Minnesota, Kentucky, North Carolina and North Dakota tied up at  their dock in Duluth. By noon, the tugs Indiana and Arkansas  had joined the lineup replacing the Kentucky and North Dakota. Above, the Indiana (2nd from left) and Arkansas (third […]

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New tugs for the port.

October 16, 2014

The Kentucky and the North Dakota will be replaced by the Arkansas and Indiana. They should be here between 10 am and 2 pm Friday (October 17, 2014).

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Ruddy departed Duluth on Oct 15, 2014

October 16, 2014

For more information about the Ruddy and this visit, go here.

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Ruddy makes 2nd trip to Duluth

October 13, 2014

The Ruddy came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge around 4 am today (October 13, 2014). This is her 2nd trip here, her first came on September 16, 2012 when she loaded grain at CHS. Today, she is loading grain at Riverland Ag, formerly the Cargill elevator. She is under contract to Canfornav. We see […]

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Federal Yukon departs Duluth

October 8, 2014

The Federal Yukon departed Duluth late afternoon on October 8, 2014 with a cargo of grain loaded at CHS. This was her 9th trip here since she was built in 2000.

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Baie St. Paul arrived under Lift Bridge

October 6, 2014

Baie St. Paul arrived Duluth on October 6, 2014 for her 8th trip here this season. She will load 32,000 tons of coal for Quebec.

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Alder and Tregurtha come into Duluth

October 2, 2014

Late in the afternoon of October 2, 2014, the Coast Guard cutter Alder came in under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. Half an hour later, the Paul R. Tregurtha arrived on her way to Midwest Energy Resources to load coal.

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Watch the Clarke leave on October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014

After discharging a cargo of limestone at the Hallett #5 dock, and fueling at the Calumet Fuel Dock, the Philip R. Clarke departed Duluth for Two Harbors where she will load iron ore pellets.

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Julie and Paul came back for a visit today

September 26, 2014

My friend Julie Fletcher, the 2nd cook on the Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, was back in town today (Friday, September 26, 2014) with the Martin and took these pictures as they arrived under the Lift Bridge on their way to Midwest Energy Resources to load coal.

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Paul R not in a good place

September 20, 2014

“She’s definitely moving” from the tug/boat radio at 6:15 pm 6:18; “just swing a little, not so much moving away” See Coast Guard statement below 6:29 big storm approaching tug Kentucky at her bow; tug Minnesota on the stern 7:00 She is free and on her way to tie up at the Port Terminal Coast […]

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Nancy J. is number 4

September 18, 2014

Heritage Marine brought their 4th tug, the Nancy J., into Duluth on September 18, 2014, finishing a long trip that started in Texas. DSN ace photographer Holly took these pictures while Heritage Marine owner Mike Ojard filled in our ace reporter with all the details.

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Merwedegracht arrives with the surf

September 10, 2014

The Merwedegracht arrived Duluth at 9 am, September 10, 2014 with wind turbine pieces to discharge at the Port Terminal. Just after the Merwedegracht cleared the Lift Bridge, the local pilot boat, Sea Bear, approached the ship, and the ladder that had been dropped from the deck. The ship was taking a second pilot for […]

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Calumet here with salt

September 6, 2014

The Calumet came under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on Saturday morning, September 6, 2014 with a cargo of salt to discharge at the Hallett #8. This is her first visit here this season; she was here twice last year; loading iron ore pellets on each trip; she brought salt in on her September 23rd […]

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Baie Comeau outbound with coal

September 5, 2014

The Baie Comeau departed Duluth on Friday evening, September 5th, 2014 with 32,000 tons of coal loaded at Midwest Energy Resources for delivery to Quebec where it will be offloaded into a larger, ocean going vessel for delivery to Europe. Click above to hear her salute us.

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