Duluth gull greets Canadian Navigator

Buoy #45004 in Eastern Lake Superior was showing winds of 31 mph with gusts to 38 mph on Thursday evening. Wave height was 11.5 feet. The buoy is located near the shipping lanes in Eastern Lake Superior. That weather will have an effect on today’s traffic in the Twin Ports, since many boats were laying up yesterday and waiting for the weather to clear. It was forecast to get better by late last night. The Canadian Navigator is one boat expected today that may be late. It was built in 1967 in Great Britain for salt water duty. After the boat was lengthened twice and the cargo capacity was increased, it was sold in 1975 to Upper Lakes Group and moved over to Great Lakes service. Several name changes followed; it became the Canadian Navigator in 1980. Above, it is coming into port in 2002. You can check the weather at buoy #45004 here: http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/buoy/45004.html
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-10-2008
Kenneth Newhams :