Algolake departs with coal, again

This may be a good morning to be down at the Duluth piers. It would appear (but is probably not so) that the Twin Ports shipping business took the holiday weekend off. Now that the crowds have departed, the ships are coming back. The Mesabi Miner was expected in last night to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources. It will probably depart sometime this morning and should be followed at the dock by the St. Clair. Then the line for Midwest Energy will begin, with some boats probably waiting at anchor off the Duluth piers. The Algolake, seen above departing the port on May 17th with coal, will probably be ready to load coal after the St. Clair completes.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-07-2008
Kenneth Newhams :