Great Lakes Trader arrives Duluth

The self-unloading barge Great Lakes Trader arrived yesterday afternoon (above) with a load of limestone. The barge is pushed by the tug Joyce L. Van Enkevort. The barge was built in 2000 in Mississippi and the tug was built in 1998 in Sturgeon Bay. They have been together since 2000. You can see the tug’s elevated pilot house that allows the captain better vision when navigating the vessel. The barge has a self unloader on the deck. After discharging their cargo of limestone, they will move over to the Burlington Northern Dock in Superior to load taconite for a down-bound cargo. Photo taken on May 09, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-10-2007
Kenneth Newhams :