Archives for June 2005

Canadian Enterprise and North Pier Light

The Canadian Enterprise dropped anchor off the Duluth piers on Wednesday to wait for the Paul R. Tregurtha to depart the berth at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior. It should have come in sometime early today. Both loaded coal: the Tregurtha for Taconite Harbor; the Enterprise for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. Photo taken September 2, 2001.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-30-2005

Ziemia Gornoslaska

The Polish crewed Ziemia Gornoslaska has been at anchor off the Duluth piers for several days. It should come in this evening to load spring wheat for Spain. Above, it is getting a tug assist away from the dock as it departed on December 16th, last year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-29-2005

Icy coat for John G. Munson

The John G. Munson will be here today to discharge limestone loaded at Calcite, Michigan. After completing the discharge at the Hallett Dock in West Duluth, the Munson will move across the St. Louis River to the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock in Superior and load about 25,000 tons of coal for Ashtabula, Ohio. Above, the Munson arriving Duluth on Christmas Eve, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-28-2005


At 434 feet, the Vlistborg is a smaller ship than most that come to the Twin Ports, but it is more flexible and can be configured to carry a wide variety of cargos, although, as today, it usually picks up beet pulp pellets when it comes to Duluth. Photo taken November 20, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-27-2005

Sarah Spencer Jane Ann

The owner of the tug barge combination called the Sarah Spencer (above), has a daughter named Sarah and a son named Spencer. The name of the tug is the Jane Ann, which also happens to be the name of his wife. Photo taken April 16, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-26-2005

Indiana Harbor

The Indiana Harbor was built in 1979. On its first trip, it went to Two Harbors to load taconite for Indiana Harbor, Indiana, the home of Inland Steel. It is one of 13 thousand foot boats working the Great Lakes, all flying US flags.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-25-2005