Archives for September 2007

Ziemia Cieszynska in early morning light

It's the time of the year when you can go down to the Lake in the early morning and take some good sunrise pictures and still get your sleep and be warm. In the summer, sunrise is too early; in the winter, sunrise is too cold. Saturday morning might have been the best. The Ziemia Cieszynska cooperated by arriving off the Duluth piers on Friday evening so it would be there when the sun appeared. At … [Read more...]

Presque Isle departs with a wave to CSL Tadoussac

Above, two ships are passing in the night, or rather, early Friday evening, the tug barge Presque Isle, while departing Duluth, passed behind the CSL Tadoussac as it was coming in. The Presque Isle was taking taconite pellets to Nanticoke. The Tadoussac was replacing the Presque Isle at the CN dock in West Duluth and was also loading taconite. Photo taken on September 28, 2007. *submitted to … [Read more...]

Nice weather…for ducks

It isn't even October and the ducks are flying in Duluth, or rather sailing. Earlier this week, we had two 'duck' ships here, the Bluewing and the Greenwing. Today, 2 more duck ships will be arriving, the Redhead and the Cinnamon. All these ducks are loading grain for overseas ports. Above, the Cinnamon was here in November, 2004 loading grain. There has been a line waiting to load coal at Midwest … [Read more...]

Charles M. Beeghly

Two salt water ships should be coming under the Lift Bridge today. The Uta is expected in from the anchorage and the Beluga Expectation should be coming in sometime this morning. Both will load grain. Before 4 more salt water ships arrive on Friday, three thousand footers will be here today to load coal, the Paul R. Tregurtha, Indiana Harbor and American Integrity. The Charles M. Beeghly was … [Read more...]

Grigoriy Aleksandrov departs Duluth

Longshoremen and agents may get a rest today. Three salt water ships departed Duluth with grain late Tuesday afternoon, and another was set to depart later in the evening. That leaves one more still in port (Pilica). We expect no new salties today but three more are expected on Thursday. The Russian flagged Grigoriy Aleksandrov departed Tuesday afternoon (above) with spring wheat. To get here, it … [Read more...]

Pilica crew on break

One salt water ship departed yesterday and another one came in from the anchorage (Vancouverborg). Today, we expect 3 more to depart and one new one to arrive. The new arrival is the Pilica, a Polish owned ship that flies a Maltese flag. Launched in 1999, it will be making its 8th trip to the Twin Ports, about one trip a year. It was not here in 1999 but came twice the next year. During the second … [Read more...]

Canadian Progress backdrop for wedding

On Sunday, the Canadian Progress appeared off the Duluth piers in time for the wedding of Brandon and Jessie Pritchard in the Rose Garden. Jessie is from White Bear Lake. Her new husband will soon be returning to Groton, Connecticut where he serves on the USS Hawaii, the Navy’s newest attack submarine. Undoubtedly, crews on the two ships at anchor, the Vancouverborg and the Grigoriy Aleksandrov, … [Read more...]

Bluewing ducks around the dredge

The corner of the Duluth harbor by Bayfront Park was a busy place on Saturday. The Marine Tech dredge has been there for a couple weeks (and will be there until the ice comes back). The Greenwing came under the Lift Bridge at 2:30 and went to the AGP elevator to load grain (background). An hour and twenty minutes later, a sister ship, the Bluewing, arrived and moved into the berth at Cargill, just … [Read more...]

American Courage arrives Twin Ports

The American Courage came into port on Friday evening (above) with a cargo of limestone loaded at Calcite, Michigan. After discharging the stone, the boat will move up to Silver Bay today to take on a cargo of taconite that it will take down to the Cleveland Bulk Terminal at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. After discharging some of the cargo there, it will go up the River to the Mittal Steel … [Read more...]

Halandriani frequently renamed

The Halandriani is at anchor waiting for the Federal Danube to complete loading at the CHS #1 grain terminal in Superior. This is the 15th trip here for this ship since 1996 although some of those visits came when it was called the Ocean Leader and the Chios Pride. It was launched in 1981 as the Regent Palm, and was renamed the World Palm, Protoporos III, Crystal B and Ocean Leader prior to … [Read more...]

Federal Danube enters Duluth ship canal

The Federal Danube arrived in Duluth on Wednesday afternoon to load durum wheat for Ravenna, Italy. The Federal Danube has a mixed crew that includes sailors from Poland, Croatia and the Philippines, among other nationalities. The ship and its crew are never really home in one place. Home is the world and the crew gets on and off at many different times and places. Today, a new first mate is … [Read more...]