Kaye E. Barker always a welcome sight

The Kaye E. Barker has been to the Twin Ports 5 times this season. It will be arriving today and again on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Add four departures and we will have an opportunity to see the boat 8 times in 4 days coming under the Lift Bridge. It was expected here early this morning and should be leaving with a cargo of coal for Taconite Harbor later today. It will take two more cargos of coal to Taconite Harbor before coming back to load another cargo of coal on Saturday evening, this time for Marquette. The Barker loads and discharges cargo faster than the thousand footers since it is only 767 feet long. Short trips and faster loads account for the many times we will see it this week. Above, it is seen departing the port this past April. Photo taken on April 13,2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-05-2008
Kenneth Newhams :