Edward L. Ryerson arrives Superior

The Edward L. Ryerson was expected in port very early this morning. Many consider her the prettiest boat on the Great Lakes. This will be the 24th visit this season for the Ryerson and on each trip, it has loaded iron ore pellets at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe ore dock just inside the Superior entry. For 19 of the visits here, it has come in the Superior entry, as it is doing in the picture above on August 27th, 2006. On 5 visits, and likely for this one, it came under the Lift Bridge. They use the Duluth entry when they will be getting fuel at the Murphy Fuel Dock in Duluth. The boat will also have to wait for the CSL Tadoussac to complete loading at the dock. They may not have needed fuel, but with time to wait before loading cargo, that would be a good use for it.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-17-2008
Kenneth Newhams :