Block departing Duluth with taconite

The Joseph L. Block departed Duluth late Tuesday afternoon (above) after discharging limestone and then loading taconite and some taconite byproduct to take to a steel mill on the lower lakes. The Lake Ontario was expected to depart Duluth today with a cargo of flax, wheat and soy beans but high winds with gusts up to 28 mph delayed the loading at AGP. Assuming better weather, they will continue loading today with a likely departure on Thursday. At noon today, the St. Clair is expected to arrive to load taconite and the James R. Barker should be departing with coal. Photo taken on September 11, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-12-2007

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