Great Lakes Trader arrives Duluth

The self-unloading barge Great Lakes Trader arrived in port on Friday afternoon (above). Here on its 10th visit of the year, it is loading taconite at the CN dock in West Duluth. It was here a total of 10 times last year. The barge, built in 2000 in Mississippi, is pushed by the tug Joyce L. Van Enkevort. It was built in 1998 in Sturgeon Bay. They have been together since 2000. Two boats will be here today with limestone. Both will then be loading taconite. Three thousand footers will be here loading coal, the Indiana Harbor, the American Integrity and the American Century. Photo taken on September 14, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-15-2007
Kenneth Newhams :