Captain says hi from American Integrity

American Integrity Captain Patrick Nelson waves to the crowd as his boat goes under the Lift Bridge last August. At the top of his 1,000 footer, and just under the Lift Bridge, it is just as hard to see him in the picture above as it is when you are at the ship canal waving. Today will be the 35th time his boat has been here this season. On all those trips, the boat loaded coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior. It has usually taken a few cargos of taconite down to the lower lakes, but so far not this year. Today, he will take 62,000 tons of coal to Detroit Edison at St. Clair, Michigan.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-01-2006


  1. Canada is very slow to accommodate gutlen-free diners. Some independent restaurants offer gutlen-free pasta, usually only one variety and also offer G.F. pizzas. Pizza Pizza is ahead of the game with a fairly toothsome pizza, only one size. In S.W. Ontario where I live there are no restaurants devoted to G.F. diners and those with food intolerances. An excellent one did exist but is now defunct. I fear G.F. folks will be carefully eating around the menus’ for a while. I must admit that in spite of the work, I enjoy my meals at home best!

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