Archives for September 2005

H. Lee White here for coal

The H. Lee White will be here today to load coal for Wisconsin Electric Power in Milwaukee. This will be the 6th trip here this year for the White. In the first 5 trips, it brought limestone in and/or loaded taconite for lower lakes ports. Photo taken October 15, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-30-2005

Paul R. and the tug Billmaier

The Paul R. Tregurtha will be here today to load coal. Above, we see her departing with coal on May 4th this year while the Corps of Engineers tug D.L. Billmaier is coming back from a day working on the reinforcement of the breakwater just off the Duluth side of the North pier.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-29-2005

Federal Leda makes inaugural visit

Built in 2003, the Federal Leda is here for the first time. They are loading flax and later today, should depart for ARAG. ARAG is not a new country, it is a shipping term that means Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp-Gent, meaning in this case, the ship will carry the flax to one of those ports. At this time, the Captain does not know. That decision will be made elsewhere and sent to him while he is under way, perhaps on the Atlantic Ocean headed for ARAG. Amsterdam and Rotterdam are cities in the Netherlands; Antwerp and Gent are in Belgium.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-28-2005

Atlantic Erie departing Duluth

The Canadian flagged Atlantic Erie is making its fourth appearance this year, loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior. It loaded grain on the first visit, in April, but has switched to loading coal on the last 3 visits. Last year, it was here 5 times, loading taconite on each visit. The name reflects the vessel’s ability to work both in the Great Lakes and on the ocean. Unlike most Lakers that come to Duluth, this vessel has been to places such as Spain, Holland and many other international ports, all accessible only by ocean going vessels.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-27-2005

Columbus cruises away

The cruise ship Columbus is here today for the ship’s third and last visit of the year. It should depart Duluth around 6 pm this evening, just as it did on September 16th, above.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-26-2005