Atlantic Erie goes through ice with grain

There should be 4 boats arriving today to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior. Three of the boats are US flagged 1,000-footers taking coal to 3 different ports. When they are through, the Canadian Transport will move in although it may drop anchor off the Duluth piers until the big guys get done. The 3 thousand footers, the James R. Barker, the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. and the Paul R. Tregurtha will be taking coal to Taconite Harbor, Nanticoke and Detroit respectively. The Canadian Transport will take coal to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. Above, the Atlantic Erie departed Duluth late Thursday afternoon with grain.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 04-20-2007
Kenneth Newhams :