Cason J. Callaway at DM&IR

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The American Fortitude, Cason J. Callaway and Arthur M. Anderson will all be here today discharging limestone. Much of the limestone brought into the port is taken by train to pelletizing plants on the iron range and used to make flux pellets, which are then brought back down to a port, often Duluth or Two Harbors, and from there shipped to steel mills on or close by Lake Erie and Lake Michigan. Previously, limestone was added to the process at the steel mill. Flux pellets bring the limestone with them to the steel mill. Above, the Callaway was discharging limestone at the CN Dock (then DM&IR) in April, 2005. Photo taken on April 18, 2005.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-16-2007

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