Palmerton arrives

December 14, 2014 · 1 comment

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The Palmerton arrived under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge on Sunday afternoon, December 14, 2014 with structural steel to discharge at the Port Terminal. Below, she gets an assist from the Heritage Marine tug Helen H.
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Ro-Ro being Roll on Roll off, as in Roll that pressure vessel onto the barge,  take it to Duluth and Roll it Off. Here the tug is moving the barge up to the back of the slip at the Port Terminal, where the cargo will come off the barge.
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Below is a video of the Ro-Ro arrival this morning that I took off my webcam page 

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Here the Juno arrives Duluth on December 8, 2014. She made one other trip to Duluth, in October, 2011.

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Mamry joins a kayaker

December 6, 2014 · 3 comments

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The Mamry has been sitting at anchor for a week or more but may finally come in this evening (December 6, 2014), leaving our friendly kayaker alone on the lake. She probably won’t be the last salt water ship to leave the port. She will replace the Erieborg at Gavilon in Superior tonight. Salt water traffic still to come this season will be the Juno, Palmerton (first visit), Pacific Huron, Sundaisy E. (first visit), Federal Saguenay, the Sea Racer (first visit) and the Bluebill. One of them may be the last saltwater ship to leave the port. That usually happens around December 20. The last ship will have no trouble leaving Lake Superior; the Soo Locks will not close until January 15. The Welland Canal closing on December 26th is the target they will have to beat, otherwise they will spend the winter inside the St. Lawrence Seaway, making for an expensive winter for the owner of the ship. They have until 4 pm on December 31st to get through the seaway locks east of the Welland. The Federal Sakura was the last to leave in 2013, the Nogat in 2010, the BBC Italy in 2009, the Beluga Revolution in 2008, and the Federal Rhine in 2005

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Not fair, it is only November 28

November 28, 2014

While the Presque Isle waits to leave for Two harbors, the Great Republic makes her way thru the suddenly iced over Duluth harbor. It is only November 28!!

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Kom comes to Duluth for Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014

There are many reasons why Paul Scinocca (above) is a better photographer than I am. One is his ability to get down and dirty when taking a picture. I might try that sometime (not); getting back up would be the hard part. BTW, the temperature on this Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2014 was 4 degrees […]

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Baie Comeau in Duluth for coal

November 25, 2014

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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Tregurtha departs for Marquette

November 19, 2014

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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Saltie departs Duluth

November 11, 2014

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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Two saltwater ships at the Port Terminal

November 11, 2014

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 […]

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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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