Adam E. Cornelius enters Duluth ship canal

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For many years, the Kinsman Independent came to the Twin Ports to load wheat at General Mills for the Frontier grain elevator in Buffalo. Then as now, it tends to be a spring and fall trip when wheat is more available. In the summer, the Kinsman just took a rest, but the Adam E. Cornelius moved to other cargos until the wheat harvest picked up in the fall. This is the 12th trip here this year for it, and the 3rd cargo of wheat so far this fall. It was here in July and August 5 times to discharge limestone and load iron ore pellets. Above, the Cornelius arrived for the first cargo of wheat this season on April 20th. The Cornelius was built as the Roger M. Kyes in 1973 and became the Adam E. Cornelius in 1989. It was chartered to Inland Steel for many years, but since 1998, it has sailed for American Steamship Company in Buffalo. Photo taken on April 20, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-08-2008

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