Archives for May 15, 2006

Oglebay Norton loading coal

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It is a slow Monday in the harbor. The Federal Sakura, delayed by rain, is still at CHS 1 in Superior loading grain. The Oglebay Norton came in last night and will likely leave early this morning. The John Sherwin is still resting at a dock at Fraser Shipyards in Superior, waiting for word from the Interlake Steamship Company in Cleveland concerning its future. Above, the Oglebay Norton is loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources in July, 2004. The Midwest Energy coal loader is at the left, pouring coal into one of the boat’s cargo holds while the boat’s self unloader, usually sitting on the deck, is swung out over the St. Louis River to be out of the way of the loader.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-15-2006