Archives for July 2004

Sundstraum makes 1st visit to Duluth

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The Sundstraum is a Norwegian flagged vessel making its first visit to the Twin Ports. Built in 1993, it is only 322 feet long. It is a tanker discharging liquid calcium carbonate. Photo taken July 29, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-31-2004

Canadian Progress takes coal to Nanticoke

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The Canadian Progress will be here to load about 30,000 tons of low sulfur coal brought in by train from Wyoming and Montana. It is a regular visitor to the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock, coming here 13 times already this year. It takes the coal to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke each time.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-30-2004

Algoville arrives Duluth

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The Canadian flagged Algoville will be here today to load wheat. This is the vessel’s first trip here this year; she was here only once last year. It is a straight deck bulk carrier launched in 1967 as the Senneville. Photo taken October 1, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-29-2004

Moezelborg

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The Dutch flagged Moezelborg discharged 2,050 metric tons of plate steel from Svendborg, Denmark, for shipment by truck to West Fargo, North Dakota. They will be used in the construction of wind turbine towers, otherwise known as windmills.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-28-2004

Anderson enters Duluth canal

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The Arthur M. Anderson was built in 1952 by the American Shipbuilding Company at Lorain, Ohio, lengthened by 120 feet at the Fraser Shipyard in Superior in 1975 and converted to a self-unloader in 1982 when a 250-foot self-unloading boom was added to the deck.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-27-2004

American Spirit takes taconite

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The American Spirit will be here today for the 13th time this season. It has loaded taconite on each visit, about half the time at Burlington Northern in Superior and half the time at the DM&IR Dock in Duluth.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-26-2004

Callaway in the harbor

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The Cason J. Callaway’s 262-foot boom sits on the deck when the boat is not discharging cargo. The boom is part of the self unloading system on the boat that allows the discharge of cargo without using equipment on shore. Photo taken July 10, 2001.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-25-2004

Manora Naree loads wheat

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The Manora Naree is in Duluth loading wheat for Italy (above). This Thai operated ship has a crew that is half Indian and half Thai. Manora Naree is a girl’s name in Thailand, in this case not a specific girl.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-24-2004

Manora Naree carries Thai flag

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The last time the Manora Naree was here was September, 2002. Then she was called the Federal Bergen. This ship now has a new name, a crew from India and a flag from Thailand. Photo taken September 5, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-23-2004

Grande Mariner

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The US cruise ship Grande Mariner will be here today, ending a 15 night Great Lakes cruise that started in Chicago. On Saturday, a new cruise from Duluth back to Chicago will originate, leaving Duluth around noon.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-22-2004

Oglebay Norton in the fog

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Earlier this month, at the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock, the Oglebay Norton slowly moved through a thick fog to take the place of the equally slow moving, and departing, Indiana Harbor. Photo taken July 10, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-21-2004

Algolake greets the North Pier Light

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The Algolake was here 15 times last year, all to load coal for Ontario Power Generation at Nanticoke, Ontario. It should be here today for the 8th time this year. On the first 7 trips, the Algolake did just as she did last year. Today, it brings a load of salt.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-20-2004

Algocape to bring cement

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The Algocape should be here today to discharge cement at the St. Lawrence Cement Plant in Duluth. The cement was loaded at Clarkson, Ontario. St. Lawrence Cement has been discharging a cement cargo about once a month this year, all from Canadian lakers. Photo taken on August 12, 2002 .
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-19-2004

Atlantic Superior helped build Chunnel

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The Atlantic Superior has spent much of its life as an ocean going vessel. Built in 1982, the first trip with cargo originated in Superior when it loaded taconite. However, it soon was working a wide variety of ocean routes taking coal from the United Kingdom to Portugal, iron ore from Spain back to the United Kingdom and others. Notably, the vessel delivered stone to the English Channel tunnel project.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-18-2004

St. Clair here for coal

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The St. Clair will be here today for the 10th time this season. On two of those trips, it loaded taconite pellets. It loaded coal on the other trips, as it will today. It will take today’s cargo to Ontario Power Generation at Nanticoke, Ontario.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-17-2004