Algorail here on 4th trip this season

The Algorail will be here today for the 4th time this season. Before this year, the Canadian flagged laker had been here only 10 times since 1996. It will be loading coal at Midwest Energy Resources as it has on the 3 other trips this year. It will take the cargo to Ontario Power Generation in Nanticoke, the destination for most, if not all, of the Canadian freighters that load coal here. The Algorail is only 640 feet long, shorter by 100 feet than most of the Canadian boats that come here. While it carries less cargo, it is able to visit many smaller ports and navigate rivers that the other larger boats can’t do. Above, the Algorail is departing the port in July, 2001.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-09-2008
Kenneth Newhams :