Canadian Olympic loading at ME


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The Canadian Olympic will be here for the 6th time this season, loading coal as usual at Midwest Energy Resources. It was built in Port Weller, Ontario in 1976. The Olympics were held that same year in Montreal and provided a name for the new boat. Above, it is loading coal in January, 2004. The self unloader is in a raised position to allow access to the boat’s cargo holds. The Midwest Energy coal loader, on the right, is loading coal into a hold toward the bow of the boat.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-21-2006

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