Algowood brings salt, takes coal

Most of the 1,000-footers on the Great Lakes carry cargo down bound but not usually up bound. For example, the Indiana Harbor, due here this evening to load coal, will arrive with no cargo. It is big enough and can load enough cargo to make it an efficient boat even when it is empty half the time. Still, the ideal is to keep your boat filled with cargo. The smaller Algowood will arrive here with salt loaded at the Ojibway Salt Dock in Windsor, Ontario. It will discharge that cargo at the Hallett #8 dock in Superior, on the St. Louis River just beyond Midwest Energy Resources, the next stop for the Algowood. After discharging the salt, it will move up river a bit to load coal and will depart sometime Tuesday for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-18-2007
Kenneth Newhams :