Archives for October 14, 2008

Philip R. Clarke arriving Duluth

Three thousand footers will load about 192,000 tons of western coal for lower lakes electrical power stations today. The Philip R. Clarke, seen above arriving in Duluth last November, will arrive today with a cargo of eastern coal loaded at Ashtabula. It will discharge the coal at the CLM Corporation in Superior. They operate seven lime kilns there and three of them require the eastern coal that the Clarke will be discharging. Periodically, a boat will load western coal at Midwest Energy and move it a mile or so to the CLM plant to fire up the other four kilns. Photo taken on November 22,2007
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-14-2008