The Dutch flagged Munteborg came under the Lift Bridge on Sunday evening at 6:15. The 441 foot vessel was built in 1998 and made its first trip to the Twin Ports in December of that year. It returned twice the next year and has not been back until yesterday. It was crossing Lake Superior with the Paul R. Tregurtha but when they both arrived off the Duluth piers Sunday afternoon, the Munteborg came in (above) and the Tregurtha dropped anchor to wait for the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. to complete loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources. The McCarthy had arrived earlier in the afternoon and probably departed earlier this morning, meaning the Tregurtha probably came in sometime earlier this morning also and is now at the coal dock.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 06-09-2008
Kenneth Newhams :