Archives for March 2004

Algowood brings salt, takes coal

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The Algowood was here ten times last year. Each time she loaded coal, as she will today. On two of those trips, she discharged salt first. On one, she discharged a cargo of stone before she loaded coal.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 03-31-2004

Algolake takes coal to Nanticoke, Ontario

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The Algolake was here 14 times last year, always picking up a cargo of coal for Ontario Power Generation at Nanticoke, Ontario. She arrived last night to do the same, although she had to wait for the Paul R. Tregurtha to complete loading and depart. Photo taken on June 15, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 03-30-2004

Canadian Enterprise will load western coal

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The Canadian Enterprise should be here today to load low sulfur coal brought to Superior by train from Wyoming and Montana. Above, she is in the Duluth ship canal in August, 2002, coming here to load the same cargo.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 03-29-2004

Columbia Star waiting for a dock

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The Columbia Star should be here today to load 61,000 tons of coal for Consumers Energy in Michigan. This is her first trip this year to Duluth Superior. Above, she waits in the St. Louis River in December, 2002 to take her turn at the Midwest Energy dock in Superior.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 03-28-2004

Barker departs with coal

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The James R. Barker made 39 trips here last year. She loaded coal most of the time but also picked up some taconite cargos for the lower lakes. Built in 1976, she was the third thousand footer to sail on the Great Lakes.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 03-27-2004

Canadian Progress comes from Soo Locks

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The Canadian Progress (above, coming into Duluth last December 3rd) will be the first ship to arrive in Duluth this season from beyond the Soo Locks. Last year, the first ship arrived on March 29th. Including today, 4 of the last 5 years, the first ship arrived on March 26th. The Canadian Progress was here 19 times last year, each time taking out a cargo of coal.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 03-26-2004

Kaye E. Barker visits Fourthfest

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The Kaye E. Barker made 4 cargo trips to the Twin Ports last year. Each time, she loaded coal. She made her second trip on July 4th and became the background for the Fourthfest celebration in Bayfront Park.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 03-25-2004