Boland arrives under Aerial Lift Bridge

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The John J. Boland came under the Lift Bridge on Wednesday afternoon (above) to load iron ore pellets for steel mills in Gary. This is only the 7th trip here for the boat. It makes a lot of stops in a lot of ports between here and Cleveland carrying a variety of cargos. It sometimes brings limestone in, although not on this trip. It loads both coal and iron ore pellets when in the Twin Ports. She is powered by two 3,600 horsepower GM diesel engines and has both bow and stern thrusters. Photo taken on September 10,2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-11-2008

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