Buffalo enters Duluth under Lift Bridge

The Buffalo should be arriving in the Twin Ports around first light this morning. It will be only the 8th visit here since 1996 but the third visit here since August 1 last month. When it comes up to Lake Superior, it almost always loads iron ore pellets at Silver Bay that it takes to Mittal Steel on the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. Occasionally, as today and on its last trip earlier this month, it brings limestone here to discharge and then goes to Silver Bay to load taconite. When not on that run, it stops at many other, smaller ports on the lower lakes moving a variety of cargo.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 09-20-2008
Kenneth Newhams :