John B. Aird leaves with coal

Before departing on Monday evening, the Great Lakes Maritime Academy training ship, the State of Michigan, took a group of Twin Ports maritime officials and a group of local educators for a short cruise in the harbor. While the ship was returning to the dock, the Canadian flagged John B. Aird was coming under the Blatnik Bridge with a cargo of coal for Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke. Today, three boats are expected to come under the Lift Bridge. One departing in the morning, and two arriving, one in the afternoon and one at night.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 05-21-2008
Kenneth Newhams :