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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Manora Naree will take wheat to Italy

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 … [Read more...]

Kaye E. Barker in the snow

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Ziemia Zamojska

The Ziemia Zamojska was built in 1984 in Argentina. It is 591 feet long, has an elevator and swimming pool on board and should be arriving at anchor off the Duluth piers sometime today. It will wait to come in and load grain. The Ziemia Zamojska flies a Polish flag and usually carries a Polish crew. Photo taken August 20, 2002. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for … [Read more...]

Columbus in Duluth again

The cruise ship Columbus is here today for the third time this summer. It will be docked at the Port Terminal through the visit, allowing no access from the public. It will be departing under the Lift Bridge tonight at 6 pm. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-24-2004 … [Read more...]

Adam E. Cornelius

The Adam E. Cornelius will be here with a load of sand that it will discharge at the Hallett Dock in West Duluth. Built as the Roger M. Kyes, it became the Adam E. Cornelius in 1989. It was chartered to Inland Steel for many years, but since 1998, it has sailed for American Steamship Company in Buffalo, New York. Photo taken on August 31, 2003. *submitted to the Duluth … [Read more...]

Cedarglen built in Germany

The Cedarglen was built in West Germany in 1959 as an ocean going ore carrier. It often carried ore between Venezuela and Europe. In 1976, it was purchased by a Canadian firm to carry iron ore between Labrador and Hamilton, Ontario. She usually carries grain cargos now. Photo taken June 16, 2004. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-22-2004 … [Read more...]

Algolake in Duluth today

The Canadian flagged Algolake will be here today to load about 30,000 tons of low sulfur coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke, Ontario. It is usually in port for about 8 hours. Photo taken on June 15, 2002. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-21-2004 … [Read more...]

Gott to get taconite

The Edwin H. Gott often spends the winter layup in Duluth but it doesn't get to Duluth very often during the shipping season. It will be here today for only the 6th time this season. On each trip, it has loaded taconite. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-20-2004 … [Read more...]