Frontenac leaves with iron ore pellets

The Frontenac departed Duluth on Saturday evening with a cargo of iron ore pellets (above). The John B. Aird was expected to arrive late Saturday night to load coal. After it departs Duluth early in the morning, the people at Midwest Energy will have a couple hours rest before 3 boats arrive. As always, the first one to arrive is the first one to load coal; the others wait in line. Since we have not had much salt water traffic this season, we don’t get a lot of ships anchored in the lake so the waiting line for Midwest Energy will have to do for now.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-27-2008
Kenneth Newhams :