Manistee makes rare visit to Duluth

The American flagged and Canadian owned Manistee was expected in port late last night. It should now be discharging a cargo of salt at the Hallett 8 dock in Superior. When it completes that job, it will move across the St. Louis River to the CN dock in West Duluth to load sinter. The Manistee started life as a US freighter built in 1943 called the Richard J. Reiss. The Reiss was not often in Duluth, not at all between 1996 and 2005. In January, 2004, the Reiss was sold to a Canadian company, Lower Lakes Towing, although it is operated by a US subsidiary. As the Manistee, the boat finally made it to Duluth in September, 2005 (above). It was here 3 times in 2006; this is the first trip this season.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-24-2007
Kenneth Newhams :