Philip R. Clarke to bring limestone

We are nearing the end of the line of boats arriving to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources. The James R. Barker was expected in last night. It will follow the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. which was expected to depart late last night. The American Integrity was expected in early this morning and it will follow the Barker, which is expected to depart this morning. Somewhere in there, the Canadian Olympic will arrive but it has to discharge a cargo of salt before getting to Midwest, so that should make it the end of the current line of boats, although there really isn’t any end of the line at Midwest until next January when the ice arrives. Not mentioned so far is the Philip R. Clarke, seen above on November 22, 2007. It will bring limestone in today.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-23-2008

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