Algosoo loads coal

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Today is a lot like yesterday which was a lot like the day before. Four boats will be going under the Lift Bridge with coal, and one with iron ore pellets. The Paul R. Tregurtha sat at anchor off the Duluth piers on Sunday, waiting for the Canadian flagged Algorail to finish loading coal. The ‘Rail departed about 5 on Sunday afternoon and the Tregurtha came in. It probably finished up at the coal dock and left the port earlier this morning. It could have seen both the Canadian flagged Algosoo and the US flagged 1,000-footer James R. Barker waiting for it to finish. Both were due in early this morning and may have waited at anchor. But they would be waiting for the American Century to finish since it likely slipped into port late last night, also to load coal, probably just after the Tregurtha. One would have come in and one may still be out there waiting as the sun came up today. Above, the Algosoo is coming into port on a cold day in March, 2007.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 07-28-2008

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