Faithful fans of Edgar B. Speer


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Three thousand footers will be in port today to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources in Superior. Two smaller boats will also try to get a spot in the lineup. It is likely we will see at least one and maybe more boats at anchor off the Duluth piers. The Edgar B. Speer will be here for the 10th time this season, loading iron ore pellets for Gary, Indiana. Above, the Speer is seen coming into port in January, 2005, cold and icy but still attracting some hearty boatwatchers.
*submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 12-03-2008

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