Herbert C. Jackson in Twin Ports harbor

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The Herbert C. Jackson (above, departing Duluth in August, 2002) will be here today for the 8th time this season. Last year, the Jackson made 15 trips to the Twin Ports. While here, it will load coal for delivery to Marquette, Michigan, on the southern shore of Lake Superior. It will be back again in a week to load more coal for Marquette. The Polish owned and crewed Iryda should be arriving today to load spring wheat and soy beans for Ghent, Belgium. It was built in Japan in 1999. It makes about one trip a year to the Twin Ports, usually staying about two days.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-17-2006

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