Archives for August 2004

Philip R. Clarke is AAA

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The Philip R. Clarke was the first of 8 boats built in the early 50’s that are referred to as the AAA class vessels. Several major structural changes over the years, including one change that added 120 feet to the length, have kept the Clarke and most of the other AAA boats, still operating on the Great Lakes.The Clarke was built for the Pittsburgh Steamship Company in 1952.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-31-2004

Orsula departed Duluth

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The Orsula departed the Duluth ship canal as the Vista King came in on August 19, 2001 (above). The Orsula made 3 visits to the Twin Ports that year, but has only been here once since. Built in China in 1996 as the Federal Calumet, it was renamed to Orsula in 1998.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-30-2004

St. Clair to load coal

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Above, on May 18th this year, the US flagged St. Clair departed Duluth with about 40,000 tons of coal for Ontario Power Generation. She is back today to load coal for the same destination.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-29-2004

Bluewing to anchor off Duluth piers

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The Chinese built Bluewing arrived in Duluth on November 14, 2002. It was launched into service in February of the same year. Today, it is making the first return visit since then and will likely be at anchor off the Duluth piers until early Monday morning. Photo taken November 15, 2000.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-28-2004

McCarthy here for coal

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The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. will be arriving in the Twin Ports today for its 24th visit of the season. On the first visit, it loaded taconite at the Burlington Northern Dock in Superior. It loaded coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior on all the other visits and will do so today. Photo taken September 12, 2001.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-27-2004