Archives for August 15, 2006

American Century with Fourth crowd

Four thousand-footers will come under the Lift Bridge today and one more will enter by way of the Superior entry. The Indiana Harbor arrived last night and should have departed early this morning with a cargo of coal. Both the Paul R. Tregurtha and the American Century will appear later today for their cargo of coal. True to its name, the Mesabi Miner will be here to load taconite. The boat was named in honor of the men and women who have worked on the Mesabi Iron Range, the source for the taconite it is loading today. The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. was named for the former president of Detroit Edison, the owner of the Midwest Energy Coal dock in Superior. However, the McCarthy is loading taconite today at the Burlington Northern dock in Superior. Above, the American Century departed Duluth on July 4th this year.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-15-2006