Atlantic Erie departing Twin Ports

In past years, the Atlantic Erie has come to the Twin Ports around 4 or 5 times a year. It will be here today for only the second time this season, although it will load the same cargo, coal, for the same destination, Nova Scotia Power in Sydney, Nova Scotia, as it did when it was here in June. The name reflects the vessel’s ability to work both in the Great Lakes and on the ocean. Unlike most lakers that come to Duluth, this vessel has been to places such as Spain and Holland, among many other international ports. Above, it is approaching the Lift Bridge from the Duluth harbor in August, 2001.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 10-18-2008
Kenneth Newhams :