Mesabi Miner and Federal Yoshino

Wind affected all shipping on Tuesday. Looking out from the Rose Garden late Tuesday afternoon, the Mesabi Miner, above, background, was at anchor off the Duluth piers, waiting for the wind to die down while the Federal Yoshino (foreground) had just left the Duluth piers on its way to Spain with a cargo of wheat. In the early evening, the Mesabi Miner did come in and went to the CN dock in West Duluth to load taconite. The Quebecois was also at anchor yesterday far off the Duluth piers. The two boats were together out there on April 1st of this year too. The Miner passed the Quebecois at anchor then when it was breaking its way through the ice with a load of coal. Later on that day, the Quebecois came into port, thanks in part to the Mesabi Miner’s opening up the ice track. Last night, the Quebecois also came in from the anchorage to discharge a cargo of cement, this time following the Miner in but not because of the Miner. Photo taken on July 10, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-11-2007
Kenneth Newhams :