Herbert C. Jackson at Aerial Lift Bridge

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Today’s shipping looks almost like it was planned. Arrivals and departures are spread out evenly throughout the day, for the most part. The American Mariner and the American Integrity look like they may have to fight for a spot at Midwest Energy Resources in the late afternoon. The first one here gets the berth. Out in the lake, they probably already know who will win that race since these big boats usually run at their most efficient speed and don’t have a lot left over for racing. The Herbert C. Jackson, seen above coming under the Lift Bridge last month, should arrive very early in the morning to load grain and may be able to depart this evening.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-11-2006

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