CSL Laurentien enters shipping canal

A total of 187,000 tons of coal will be loaded into 4 boats today at the Midwest Energy Resources coal dock in Superior. After a brief wait at anchor after discharging salt inside the harbor, the Algolake will be the first of the 4 to depart the coal dock. That should have happened early this morning. The Indiana Harbor arrived last night and would be departing the Twin Ports sometime this AM with its share. The CSL Laurentien and the Paul R. Tregurtha were both trying to be the first to arrive in Duluth to wait for the Indiana Harbor to complete loading. Above, the Canadian flagged CSL Laurentien coming into port in May, 2002.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-31-2006
Kenneth Newhams :