Archives for August 2005

Pomorze Zachodnie

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The Pomorze Zachodnie is a bulk carrier, built in 1985 as the Ziemia Tarnowska. There is another ship called the Ziemia Tarnowska that visits the Twin Ports frequently. It was launched as the Pomorze Zachodnie. Both ships are 591.04 feet long, were built in 1985 and sail under a Polish flag.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-31-2005

Federal Manitou

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Captain Yogendram Yogaraj brought his almost new Federal Manitou into port on Sunday evening. His family is back in Sri Lanka. He was kind enough to share this picture of them above. From the left, his 14 year old daughter Yashi, his wife Thilopathy, their 2 1/2 year old son Yashan, and their 10 year old daughter Arthi. They live in Colombo.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-30-2005

American Mariner welcomed

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The American Mariner makes its 7th visit today. The name comes from the owner, the American Steamship Company of Buffalo, and the crew on the boat. It was supposed to be called the Chicago when it was launched in 1980 but at the last moment, the name was changed to American Mariner. Photo taken July 18, 2000.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-29-2005

Boland visits many ports

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Today, the John J. Boland will load 26,000 tons of low sulfur coal for Wisconsin Electric Power in Milwaukee. This boat moves around. Some other ports of call this season: In Michigan: Burns Harbor, Calcite, Charlevoix, Grand Haven, Marquette, Monroe, Port Dolomite, Presque Isle, Stoneport and Zug Island. Ohio: Ashtabula, Cleveland, Conneaut, Lorain, Sandusky and Toledo. New York: Lackawanna. Indiana: Indiana Harbor; Wisconsin: Manitowoc. Ontario: Nanticoke. Pennsylvania: Erie. Minnesota: Silver Bay, Superior and Duluth.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-28-2005

Middletown a handsome vessel

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The Middletown will be here for the 84th time since 1996. That’s a pretty good pace for a boat that is 63 years old. It is the ninth trip this season. It saw duty in both the Atlantic and the Pacific during World War II as a tanker. It was hit by a Japanese bomb in 1944. Since then, it has been renamed several times, rebuilt and lengthened.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-27-2005

Vlieborg undamaged

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The Vlieborg is in the inner harbor, at anchor, after its collision with the north pier of the ship canal on Wednesday afternoon. It appears that the ship has suffered no structural damage. If several additional inspections reveal no damage, the ship may depart Duluth sometime later today for Europe with its cargo of beet pulp pellets.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-26-2005

Canadian Ranger

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The Canadian Ranger was built in 1943 in Portland, Oregon. It has had a long life on the ocean and within the Great Lakes. Its first name was Grande Ronde. In 1961, it was rebuilt in West Germany. It was lengthened, widened and renamed the Hilda Marjanne. In 1984, it exchanged sterns with the Chimo and got its current name. Photo taken May 20, 2005.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-25-2005