Archives for May 2004

Burns Harbor is here frequently

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The Burns Harbor comes to the Twin Ports more than most boats. It made 36 trips here last year but only went under the Lift Bridge twice, arriving once and departing once. It almost exclusively enters by way of the Superior entry and quickly ties up at the Burlington Northern dock to load taconite. It is one of 13 thousand foot boats currently working the Great Lakes. Photo taken January 1, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-31-2004

Blough will discharge limestone

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The Roger Blough is coming to Duluth today for the 4th time this year. It will discharge limestone using its unique 54-foot unloading boom protruding from the stern of the boat. It will then go to Two Harbors to load taconite for the lower lakes. Above, she is coming in for her winter layup on January 20th of this year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-30-2004

Indiana Harbor departs Duluth

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The Indiana Harbor was built in 1979. On its first trip, it went to Two Harbors to load taconite for Indiana Harbor, Indiana, the home of Inland Steel. It is one of 13 thousand foot boats working the Great Lakes, all flying US flags.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-29-2004

Irma loading grain today

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The Irma is here loading grain and should depart today. Owned and operated by the Polish Steamship Company, it was built in 2000 and makes heavy use of computers. The ship uses an unmanned engine room, although an alarm will sound in the Chief Engineer’s room if a human is needed. Photo taken May 29, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-28-2004

Reserve arrives with limestone

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The Reserve is here today to discharge limestone that it loaded in Calcite, Michigan. It will leave here to load taconite in Silver Bay for Cleveland.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-27-2004

Sundew to be decommissioned

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The Sundew will leave the dock at Coast Guard Station Duluth this morning at 8 for the last time to make the short trip across the harbor to its new home next to the William A. Irvin at the DECC . The official decommissioning ceremony will be held on Thursday morning.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-26-2004

Greenstone II leaves Fraser

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The Marine Tech tug Miss Laura will tow the fuel barge Greenstone II out of the Fraser Shipyard in Superior today. The Greenstone II is the first vessel to be launched from the shipyard in nearly 40 years. The tug will take it to Houghton, Michigan where it will be used to carry fuel from Houghton to Isle Royale in Lake Superior.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-25-2004