Archives for August 2005

Pomorze Zachodnie

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 … [Read more...]

Federal Manitou

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 … [Read more...]

American Mariner welcomed

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 … [Read more...]

Boland visits many ports

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 … [Read more...]

Middletown a handsome vessel

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 … [Read more...]

Vlieborg undamaged

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 … [Read more...]

Canadian Ranger

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 … [Read more...]

Federal Saguenay taking wheat

This bright red ship, Federal Saguenay, arrived Tuesday morning to load durum wheat. Her crew, all from India, should be departing Duluth this evening with durum wheat for Bari, Italy, on the east coast of Italy. Photo taken September 29, 2004. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-24-2005 … [Read more...]

John B. Aird departs Duluth ship canal

The John B. Aird is making its first trip here this year. It will be here to load coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. It was built in 1983 from two sections. The stern was built at Collingwood and the bow in Thunder Bay, both in Ontario. Final assembly occurred at the Port Arthur Shipyard in Thunder Bay. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on … [Read more...]

Atlantic Superior true to name

The Atlantic Superior will be here for the third time this season. It will be true to its name on this trip, loading coal here, for Nova Scotia Power in Sydney, Nova Scotia, a trip that will take the boat from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean. Built in 1982, it has worked a wide variety of ocean routes, taking coal from the United Kingdom to Portugal and iron ore from Spain … [Read more...]

Vlieborg unloads lumber

The Dutch flagged Vlieborg will be here today with a load of lumber. After discharging that cargo, the ship will load beet pulp pellets for Europe. Built in 1999, it will be visiting the Twin Ports for the 6th time and the third time this season. Above, it is discharging lumber during its visit here on July 13. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on … [Read more...]