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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Speer encased in ice

Five boats will be here today. The Quebecois is discharging cement, the American Mariner will depart with coal, the McCarthy will arrive to load coal, the Columbia Star will come here to load taconite and the Federal Leda should be at anchor waiting to load flax for Northern Europe. The Edgar B. Speer (above, coming in last winter) will be in Two Harbors to load taconite for Gary, … [Read more...]

Quebecois retains steam engine

The steam powered Quebecois will be here today for the 5th time this season and the 2nd trip this month. The boat will be discharging a cargo of cement. Built in 1966 in Montreal, it is one of the few vessels sailing the Great Lakes for any length of time that has kept the same name it had when launched. Photo taken June 25, 2002. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on … [Read more...]

Oglebay Norton under the bridge

The Oglebay Norton will be here today for the 30th time this season. As usual, it will load about 62,000 tons of coal for delivery to Detroit Edison power plants in St. Clair, Michigan. The namesake of the Oglebay Norton Company of Cleveland, Ohio, it is one of the oldest mining companies in the country. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-23-2005 … [Read more...]

Party begins with Lithuanian song

The Lithuanian flagged and owned Kapitonas Andzejauskas was the first ocean ship to arrive last year. A Lithuanian couple, the Tribys, from Wisconsin, heard about it and came up to join the Port Authority's first ship arrival party. They were born in Klaipeda, which is also the home port of the ship. Mrs Tribys let it be known that her husband could sing the Lithuanian national anthem. He was soon … [Read more...]

Herbert C. Jackson will take coal

The Herbert C. Jackson will be here today for the 6th time this season. Last year, the Jackson made 19 trips to the Twin Ports. While here, it will load 18,500 tons of coal for delivery to Marquette, Michigan, on the southern shore of Lake Superior. Photo taken August 26, 2002. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-21-2005 … [Read more...]

Cason J. Callaway

The Cason J. Callaway will be here today with limestone loaded at Cedarville, Michigan. After discharging that cargo, it will leave here to load taconite at Two Harbors. Above, the boat is departing Duluth in July of this year. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-20-2005 … [Read more...]