Canadian Progress for coal

The Canadian Progress (now Algoma Progress) will be here today for the 2nd time this year. Like the first trip in late March, they will be loading about 30,000 tons of low sulfur coal brought in by train from Wyoming and Montana. The Progress was here 12 times last year, loading the same cargo. They will carry the coal to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. The Canadian Progress was built in 1968. The name comes from the Canadian 1967 centennial year motto, “A Century of Progress”. There will be a lot of activity at the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock in Superior, and the Progress, as several others, may find itself waiting its turn while at anchor off the Duluth piers.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/26/2006
Kenneth Newhams :