Archives for September 2008

Tug W.N.Twolan and barge McAllister 132

The tug W. N. Twolan came into port on Monday morning pushing the barge McAllister 132 (above). The barge was loaded with wood pulp bales. The tower you see in the middle of the picture is an elevated pilothouse that sits on the barge and not on the tug. The tug itself has the main pilothouse which is used when cargo on the barge does not obscure the view. Here, with a large … [Read more...]

Asiaborg brings more wind turbine parts

Two boats are working the Duluth North Shore shuttle. The American Courage arrived here on Sunday afternoon with limestone and was expected to depart the port earlier this morning to go to Silver Bay to load taconite. The James R. Barker left here with coal for Taconite Harbor on Saturday and is expected back today to load iron ore pellets. The Asiaborg, arriving last night … [Read more...]

Lee A. Tregurtha welcomed by crowd

The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center will be 35 years old tomorrow. A birthday party yesterday was planned for outside but was moved inside because of the problematic weather. Outside might not have been good for birthday parties but it was great for boat watching at least around 6 last night. The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. departed around 5:40. After clearing the piers, it … [Read more...]

Lee A. Tregurtha turns up the Duluth harbor

Late September still brings boat watchers to the Duluth ship canal. Many were there to watch the Lee A. Tregurtha come in around 6 pm on Saturday, September 27th, 2008. … [Read more...]

Hans Lehmann at Port Terminal

We have not had many salt water ships this season, but three of them, each launched last year, keep coming back. The Hans Lehmann will be back today for the second time this season. On the first trip in July (above), it brought wind turbine parts. It will load grain on this trip, coming after a lengthy cargo discharge in Chicago. The Asiaborg is expected to arrive here sometime … [Read more...]