Atlantic Huron in the Twin Ports harbor

The Atlantic Huron will be here today for the 5th time this season. It usually loads taconite from either the CN Dock in West Duluth, as today, or at the Burlington Northern dock in Superior, although in August, it was here to load coal. In November last year, it loaded grain on one of its 3 trips. When built in 1984, it was called the Prairie Harvest. In 1989, it became the Atlantic Huron. From 1994 until 1998, it sailed as the Melvin H. Baker. It again received it current name in 1998. The name reflects the boat’s ability to venture out into the Atlantic Ocean, a place most lake boats never visit. Above, the Atlantic Huron enters the Duluth ship canal in June of 2003 with a load of limestone. When that cargo was discharged, the boat went over to the Burlington Northern dock to load taconite.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-01-2007
Kenneth Newhams :