Canadian Provider in Twin Ports harbor

After waiting at the anchorage for a few hours to allow high winds to subside a bit, the Canadian Provider came into port on Wednesday evening at 6:30. It went over to the Peavey elevator in Superior to begin loading grain on Thursday morning. It is a steam powered boat built in 1963 as the Murray Bay and is one of the oldest Canadian boats working on the Great Lakes. It has been here 19 times since 1996 including one trip this past July but no trips last year. The Edward L. Ryerson was getting some minor repairs on Thursday and was expected at Burlington Northern last night. Depending upon weather, it may depart that berth sometime today.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-13-2006
Kenneth Newhams :