Archives for April 2005

Dobrush here to load wheat for Italy

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The Ukraine flagged Dobrush, built in Shanghai, China in 1982, will be here today to load wheat for Italy. The ship has not been here since 2002, when it made two trips.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/30/2005

Mesabi Miner to load taconite

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The Mesabi Miner will be here loading taconite at the DM&IR Dock in West Duluth. The boat was named in honor of the men and women who have worked on the Mesabi Iron Range, the source for the taconite they are loading today.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/29/2005

Montrealais here with cement

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The Montrealais was here three times last year. It is here today for the first time this season, loading grain that will most likely be taken to the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. There it will be discharged and then loaded onto salt water ships for shipment to Europe or other international destinations. It is still powered by the original steam engine installed when it was built in 1962.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/28/2005

Cason J. Callaway expected here with limestone

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The Cason J. Callaway is expected in port today with a cargo of limestone loaded at Stoneport, Michigan. When completed, it will next go to Two Harbors to load taconite for a lower lakes port. The picture above shows it departing on August 28 last year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/27/2005

The crew of the BBC Ontario

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Repairs to their ship have kept the crew of the BBC Ontario in port for longer than they planned. Captain Jorgen Melchiors had some time to gather most of his crew of 15 for a group picture. He is from Denmark, the chief engineer is from Myanmar, while the rest of the crew is from Russia, most of them from Kaliningrad.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/26/2005