Archives for June 9, 2007

Philip R. Clarke arrives Duluth harbor

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The Philip R. Clarke is bringing in a load of limestone from Calcite, Michigan. When they complete discharging the limestone, the boat will depart Duluth to load taconite for Gary at Two Harbors. This will be the 3rd time the Clarke has been to the Twin Ports this season. It also brought limestone on the previous two trips. The Clark loads a lot of taconite at Two Harbors for Gary, Indiana, but spends a good bit of time in the lower lakes moving coal and limestone to a variety of ports including South Chicago, Wyandotte and Stoneport in Michigan, Toledo and Green Bay. Above, the Clarke has just entered the Duluth harbor on October 21st, 2001.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-09-2007