Stewart J. Cort here for winter layup

We have one more boat to go. The Mesabi Miner doesn’t know when to quit. It was expected in early this morning to load coal for Marquette before returning on Friday to stay, at least until the middle of March. The crew is not happy, you can be sure. It’s like being in school, and all the other classes get to go home on vacation. Your class stays for 3 more days. At 6:30 Sunday morning, the Stewart J. Cort came under the Lift Bridge for only the second time this season, despite making 48 trips to the Twin Ports. The Great Lakes’ first thousand footer works almost exclusively at the Burlington Northern Dock just inside the Superior entry. It will spend the winter here at Port Terminal berth 7 (above).
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 01-16-2007

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