Archives for May 2005

Indiana Harbor salutes the bridge

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Through the day, we expect 4 of the 13 thousand footers on the Great Lakes to arrive in the port. One of them, the Indiana Harbor (above), will load coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior for delivery to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-31-2005

Canadian Enterprise arrives Duluth

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The Canadian Enterprise should be here today to load low sulfur coal brought to Superior by train from Wyoming and Montana. Above, it is in the Duluth ship canal in August, 2002, coming here to load the same cargo.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-30-2005

Callaway sailaway

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The Cason J. Callaway is here with limestone that was loaded in Calcite, Michigan. The Callaway is one of the more popular boats that come to Duluth. It always attracts a crowd, as it did above on August 12th last year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-29-2005

Block brings rock

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The Joseph L. Block brought in a load of limestone for the DM&IR Dock in West Duluth. It will depart today for Two Harbors to load taconite for a lower lakes port. The boat was built for Inland Steel in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and is named for a former chairman of the board of Inland Steel who was born in 1902. He was chairman from 1959 to 1967.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-28-2005

Block passes North Pier Light

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The Joseph L. Block is expected to arrive in Duluth today with a load of limestone for the DM&IR Dock in West Duluth. It was built for Inland Steel in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1976. The boat is named for a former chairman of the board of Inland Steel who was born in 1902. He was chairman from 1959 to 1967.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-27-2005

Canadian Transport bound for Nanticoke

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The Canadian Transport is here loading about 30,000 tons of low sulfur coal brought here by train from mines in Wyoming and Montana. It will take that cargo to Ontario Power Generation at Nanticoke.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-25-2005

Mesabi Miner here for coal

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The Mesabi Miner will be coming here today from Taconite Harbor to load coal at the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock in Superior. That cargo will be taken to a Detroit Edison power plant at St. Clair, Michigan.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-24-2005

Federal Fuji

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The bright red ship at anchor off the Duluth piers is the Federal Fuji. While it waits for the Herbert C. Jackson to complete loading grain, it is taking advantage of free parking not usually available inside the harbor. It arrived here from Detroit on Sunday.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-23-2005

St. Clair does coal duty

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The St. Clair was built in 1976 primarily to deliver coal from Superior to Detroit Edison’s Belle River Power Plant near St. Clair, Michigan. Although the boat carries a variety of cargos to a wide variety of ports, it will be performing its primary task today.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-22-2005

American Mariner greeted in Duluth

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The American Mariner is owned and operated by the American Steamship Company of Buffalo, New York. That is also the source of the first part of her name. The second part of the name refers to the mariners who work on the boat. It has been the American Mariner since it was launched in 1980. It was supposed to be called the Chicago but at the last moment, I am told because of a Chicago political squabble, the name was changed to the current name.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-21-2005

David Z. Norton

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The David Z. Norton was here four times last year. It was built in 1973 especially to carry taconite up the Cuyahoga River from Cleveland to the J & L Steel plant, now called ISG (International Steel Group Inc.). It still does that most of the time but does make occasional trips up to Duluth and Taconite Harbor, usually bringing limestone up and loading taconite for a lower lakes port. Photo taken September 26, 2003.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-20-2005