Archives for May 2004

Burns Harbor is here frequently

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 … [Read more...]

Blough will discharge limestone

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 … [Read more...]

Indiana Harbor departs Duluth

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 … [Read more...]

Irma loading grain today

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 … [Read more...]

Reserve arrives with limestone

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 … [Read more...]

Sundew to be decommissioned

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 … [Read more...]

Greenstone II leaves Fraser

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 … [Read more...]

David Z. Norton

The David Z. Norton was here once in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2002. It made three trips here in 2003. The boat’s main job since it was built in 1973 is to carry taconite up the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland to the J & L Steel plant, now called ISG (International Steel Group Inc.). Photo taken September 26, 2003. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on … [Read more...]

Presque Isle a 1000 foot tug/barge

The tug-barge combination Presque Isle brought limestone into port and should depart today with a load of taconite. Together, the vessel is 1,000 feet long and is considered one of the 13 thousand foot freighters working the Great Lakes today. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-23-2004 … [Read more...]

CSL Tadoussac is bigger now

A boat called the Tadoussac made many trips to Duluth since it was built in 1969. In 2001, it was widened from 75 feet to 78 feet and its cargo self-unloading system was upgraded. It was then relaunched as the CSL Tadoussac. (CSL stands for Canada Steamship Lines) Photo taken July 26, 2002. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-22-2004 … [Read more...]

Daviken to load chrome ore

The Bahamian flagged Daviken should be arriving today to load chrome ore for Sweden. This is its 4th visit here since 1996. It was here once in 1998, again in 1999 and once in 2001. It was built in 1983. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-21-2004 … [Read more...]