David Z. Norton

The David Z. Norton’s main job since it was built in 1973 is to carry taconite up the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland to the J & L Steel plant, now called ISG (International Steel Group Inc.). At only 630 long, it was built for moving cargo on rivers and is not up here at the other end of the Great Lakes very often, making only one trip in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2002. It made three trips here in 2003 and two last year. It will be here today for the second time this season, bringing limestone loaded in Calcite, Michigan.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-09-2005
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