Michipicoten arriving Duluth

The Canadian flagged Michipicoten will be here to load taconite at the Burlington Northern Dock in Superior. Normally, that would mean the boat would be coming in the Superior entry, but the Michipicoten will be getting fuel at the Murphy Fuel Dock at the Port Terminal, so it will come in the Duluth entry, although that will probably be in the very early morning. It is the 5th visit to the Twin Ports this year. The Michipicoten is the former US flagged Elton Hoyt 2nd. As the Hoyt, it sat idle in Superior from 2000 until 2003 when it was purchased by Lower Lakes Towing. They changed the flag from US to Canadian and renamed it the Michipicoten after the river in Ontario that eventually empties into Lake Superior. The name means “big bluffs” in Ojibwe and refers to the large hills located near the river’s mouth. Photo taken January 12, 2004.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-31-2007
Kenneth Newhams :