Jumbo Vision has jumbo cargo

Yesterday, the Jumbo Vision arrived in port (above) with 12 large containment vessels loaded in Japan. They eventually will be shipped to Alberta for oil sands extraction projects. Coal is the only cargo that will be going under the Lift Bridge today. The Walter J. McCarthy Jr. and the American Century arrived yesterday and the James R. Barker was expected very early this morning. All three thousand footers will depart today. The Paul R. Tregurtha, at 1,013½ feet long, is the longest boat on the Great Lakes; it will arrive this afternoon. When all the above are gone, it will move over to the coal dock at Midwest Energy Resources and load more coal. All four boats will load about 64,000 tons of coal each. Photo taken on November 17, 2008
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 11-18-2008
Kenneth Newhams :