Archives for September 2004

Chios Charity flies Greek flag

Last December 9th (above), the Chios Charity was loading grain in Duluth. A dog named Matcho was on board. He has been on the ship since he was picked up in New Orleans 6 years ago. The Captain told me he was going to set him free when he got back to Greece, but Matcho is still with the ship, although the Chios Charity has another captain on this trip. (Update: Click here for the story of Matcho)
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-30-2004

Michipicoten sails again

The Michipicoten will be here today to load taconite at the DM&IR Dock in West Duluth. It is the former US flagged Elton Hoyt 2nd. As the Hoyt, it sat idle in Superior from 2000 until last year when it was purchased by Lower Lakes Towing and renamed and reflagged Canadian. Photo taken January 12, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-29-2004

Manora Naree will take wheat to Italy

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Two tugs helped the Manora Naree into port yesterday. The Thai flagged ship loaded spring wheat at Cargill. It should sail later today for Italy. It will discharge the wheat at ports on both the east and west coast of Italy.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-28-2004

Kaye E. Barker in the snow

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The Kaye E. Barker started life as the Edward B. Greene, sailing for Cleveland Cliffs. It was also operated by Ford as the Benson Ford. In 1989, Ford got out of the shipping business and it was sold to the current owner, Interlake Steamship Company. The boat is named after the wife of James R. Barker, Interlake Chairman of the Board. He also has a boat named after him.
Photo taken January 23, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-27-2004

Manora Naree waits

The Manora Naree is at anchor waiting to load grain. 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. Photo taken September 5, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-26-2004