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

Algoville here

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The Algoville (now the Tim S. Dool) will be here today loading grain. It usually makes 2 to 3 trips a year to the Twin Ports. It has sailed under the ownership of several companies with a variety of colors since it was first built in 1967. Algoma Central of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario bought her as the Senneville in 1994. They changed the boat’s name to Algoville at that time.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/25/2005

Atlantic Erie here to load coal for Nova Scotia

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The Canadian flagged Atlantic Erie will be here today loading coal for Sydney, Nova Scotia, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. The name Atlantic Erie reflects the vessel’s ability to work both in the Great Lakes and on the ocean. This vessel has been to many international ports. Most lakers that come here are not able to go out on the ocean.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/24/2005

Iryda here to load wheat for Spain

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The Polish owned and crewed Iryda is loading wheat for delivery to Spain. It was built in Japan in 1999 and, except for last year, has made one visit here each year since.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/23/2005

Calypso here for grain

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The Maltese flagged Calypso will be here today to load grain. It was here in 1997 when it was called the Hercegovina. As the Adimon, it was here twice in 1998, and once in each of the next four years. After three years away from the Twin Ports, it arrives today as the Calypso.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/22/2005

Three thousand footers today

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Three of the 13 thousand foot lakers on the Great Lakes will be coming to Duluth today. The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. will load coal, while the Mesabi Miner and the Edwin H. Gott will load taconite. The Edwin H. Gott (above) was named for the President of the United States Steel Company from 1967 to 1969.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/21/2005

Algolake here to discharge salt; then load coal

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The Canadian flagged Algolake will be here today to discharge a cargo of salt. After that, it will load about 30,000 tons of low sulfur coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke, Ontario.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/20/2005